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Re: Increasing regularity of build systems

"Michael" == Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman-debian.devel@debian.org> writes:

Michael> ./configure introduces a lot of system dependency in its
Michael> generated files, and _much_ of the variation is, at least on
Michael> debian boxes, architecture related.  While I'm sure a

Indeed, ./configure has to be run, the issue is whether it has to be
run repeatedly each time you recompile the program to squash a bug.
Some packages have an elaborate build sequence thats impossible to
restart from the middle.  :-(

I like to do something like this:

build: build-stamp
build-stamp: configure-stamp
        touch build-stamp

        ./configure --prefix=/usr
        touch configure-stamp

        rm -f build-stamp install-stamp configure-stamp



<apt> it has been said that redhat is the thing Marc Ewing wears on
      his head.

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