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configure command line in installed directories?
- Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:49:10 -0400
- From: feng1 at bnl.gov (Kate Feng)
- Subject: configure command line in installed directories?
Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> On Wed, 2008-04-16 at 10:58 -0400, Kate Feng wrote:
> > Robert S. Grimes wrote:
> > >Ralf's argument notwithstanding, I agree with Thomas and Joel on this
> > >one.
> > >
> > Yes, the minimum is to have configure command line in installed
> > directory (e.g. config.log).
> You may want to ask upstream automake to implement this, if you consider
> this useful. I consider this proposal to be utterly silly.
Perhaps, I did not follow through all the E-mail you sent on the thread.
However, currently config.log file already logged configure command line.
Thus, it is not a proposal. I thought you tried to delete that command line
> > The configure command lines definitely should be logged.
> > Additionally, it would be wonderful to have a log file generated
> > automatically to keep track of history of all the configure command
> > lines for
> > 1) The name and version of the package
> > 2) command lines
> > 3) time and date
> > This log file could be generated at the same directory as
> > where -prefix=directory specifies or two level up from where
> > the package is built. Thus, if the build directory is gone,
> > one have a history of the RTEMS configuration.
> Ask your system admin to do, if you think it's useful.
> None of the 10000's of auto*tools based packages on this planet does so
> and no distribution of any OS on this planet does so.
> You next step will be requesting to install ChangeLogs, I suppose?
> That's what almost all distributions on this planet do - As part of
> their packaging process.
It was just some thought. Not a big deal. I can live without it.
Actually, I think I made a mistake to make suggetions.