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Re: Linux-kernel style output

From: Tommie Gannert
Subject: Re: Linux-kernel style output
Date: Fri, 11 Aug 2006 14:11:11 +0200

> > I'm on Gentoo, so I compile alot of stuff from the sources when updating
> > system, and that is basically the reason I want to clean up the build
> > process. One line per task is enough, plus it's easier to spot
> > warnings and errors.
> Sure.  But I would also guess that, were you to report a bug against
> package foobar, you would know how to recreate the build error
> verbosely, e.g., including the compile command.  In general this can't
> be expected from the average bug reporter, judging from my own
> experience.

Okay then. I hope to get a Gentoo flag which enables pretty printing if
(And some automated way of sending bug-reports. Maybe a shell script which
copies config.* and environment variables to a tarball.)

> > If developers want to know the settings a user is using, the user should
> > send them config.log and config.status.
> But that's often not enough!  Looking at the compilation line is often
> necessary.

But then you have dynamically assigned variables in the Makefile. Otherwise
it would
be deterministic from the Autoconf configuration. Doesn't that mean the
maintainer isn't
using Autoconf fully?


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