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

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Oct 18 12:55:13 UTC 2009

tags 551453 pending

On Sun, Oct 18, 2009 at 02:03:07PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
>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 warning.


Applied now, pending next release of cdbs!

  - Jonas

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