[Build-common-hackers] Bug#551453: Bug#551453: cdbs: Disable silent rules by default

Josselin Mouette joss at debian.org
Sun Oct 18 12:03:07 UTC 2009

Le dimanche 18 octobre 2009 à 13:24 +0200, Jonas Smedegaard a écrit : 
> On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 12:23:07PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> >automake 1.11 introduced the concept of “silent rules”. The output looks
> >much nicer with them, however they are not suitable at all for building
> >packages, especially on buildds. It sometimes makes a build error much
> >harder to debug, simply because you can’t see the command lines that are
> >actually executed.
> Thanks for bringing this to our attention!
> >The fix is very simple: pass --disable-silent-rules to configure in
> >DEB_CONFIGURE_NORMAL_ARGS (in autotools-vars.mk).
> Do all versions of automake available in Debian support that option?

No, but autoconf will safely ignore options it doesn’t understand. I’ve
just tried with a package that uses automake 1.10, and it simply spits a

 .''`.      Josselin Mouette
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