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Re: How to speed up 'automake'

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: How to speed up 'automake'
Date: Mon, 2 May 2022 08:18:11 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (GSO 67 2015-01-07)

On Mon, 2 May 2022, Jan Engelhardt wrote:

Indeed, if a source code package consists of 10000 files, then configure
produces another 10k files for the stuff in the ".deps" directories.
There is not much autotooling can do here, as I believe pregenerating
those 10k files all with "# dummy" content is to support the least common
demoniator of /usr/bin/make.

In a configure script I see the option:

                          do not reject slow dependency extractors
                          speeds up one-time build

so what tangible benefits does --disable-dependency-tracking actually provide?

If empty files are ok (assuming they are needed at all), can they be produced with a minimum number of executions of a 'touch' command?

Bob Friesenhahn,
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,
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