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Re: silent-rules

From: Ralf Corsepius
Subject: Re: silent-rules
Date: Wed, 14 Oct 2009 03:17:35 +0200
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On 10/14/2009 02:58 AM, Eric Blake wrote:
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According to Ralf Corsepius on 10/13/2009 9:20 AM:
What work does it cause except for using --disable-silent-rules at
configure time or V=1 at make time?
Exactly this is the problem.

The problem isn't the support for silent rules.  The problem is that
some packages are enabling it by default

But YOU can still disable it by default, by writing your packaging
automation tools to supply --disable-silent-rules as part of calling
./configure, and/or writing an appropriate  In other words,
the person running ./configure STILL has the option to choose YOUR desired
default, even if it is different than the package author's desired

Exactly what I said in a previous mail: Automake is pushing around package maintainers to modify their packages to automake's behavioral changes. (Here package maintainer == Package installers)

> The use of silent-rules is an option, not a mandate.
IMO, upstream maintainers, who use silent rules, don't have much clues about what they are doing - Their practice is harmful.

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