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Re: --silent should work for install too

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: --silent should work for install too
Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 20:08:04 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.18 (2008-05-17)

[ adding bug-automake, please drop bug-libtool from replies ]

* Samuel Thibault wrote on Fri, May 15, 2009 at 12:22:03AM CEST:
> Ralf Wildenhues, le Thu 14 May 2009 20:27:23 +0200, a écrit :
> > > Ah, ok, thanks.
> > > Mmm, upgrading to 1.10.2 makes some of them disappear, but there are
> > > still some others, related to automake this time.
> > 
> > Which ones, sample output please?
> Those produced by
> echo " $(includeHEADERS_INSTALL) '$$d$$p' '$(DESTDIR)$(includedir)/$$f'"; \

They are still noisy with current git Automake, even with silent-rules
mode enabled.  However, we have improved installation to install several
files at once, so there will be fewer commands output (with albeit
longer lines though).

At this time, I don't think silent-rules should impact installation and
uninstallation output.  I have no good reason for this choice.  However,
I also wouldn't know what to output in a less verbose mode in a way that
would tell the user what happened, but be strictly less verbose; also,
as a cheap technical reason it would require more than the already
implemented framework.  Maybe something like prefixing the rules with
  echo installing to $(bindir)
  exec >/dev/null

but that also seems quite ugly to me for more than one reason.

(Yes, I am mixing up abstract discussion of a useful feature with
specific limitations of current code and used tools above ... )


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