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Re: silent-rules

From: Richard Ash
Subject: Re: silent-rules
Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 21:17:31 +0100

On Wed, 2009-10-14 at 03:17 +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > 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
> > default.
> 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)

Or use the mechanism as part of the build environment, which
means no change to the packaging automation tools, just an addition to
the build environment (which I assume you have to standardise anyway).


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