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Re: Conventions on build variables

From: Bob Friesenhahn
Subject: Re: Conventions on build variables
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 2019 08:05:55 -0500 (CDT)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (GSO 67 2015-01-07)

On Thu, 8 Aug 2019, Sébastien Hinderer wrote:

Dear all,

Are there some conventions about the properties a build system should
have regarding certain standard build variables?

For instance, regarding variables such as CC or CFLAGS, when they are
passed to configure, should they be recorded somewhere so that a future
invocation of make takes them into account?

Yes, they should normally be recorded in the Makefile so that they are used in the build. If you use Automake in conjunction with Autoconf, this is done automatically. Otherwise you need to make sure that the necessary artifacts are in

Is there a document describing how a build system is expected to behave
with respect to these variables?

The standard INSTALL file (which is inluded with autoconf and automake) describes these variables. Look for the GNU coding standards on the site for more details.

Bob Friesenhahn
GraphicsMagick Maintainer,
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