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Re: [autoconf] Program & Library, dev in parallel?

From: Patrick M. Rutkowski
Subject: Re: [autoconf] Program & Library, dev in parallel?
Date: Wed, 10 Mar 2010 06:05:42 -0500

On Wed, Mar 10, 2010 at 5:24 AM,  <address@hidden> wrote:
> A possible approarch might be "install-only-different-files".
> "install" of GNU coreutils has an option "-p" to preserve the
> timestamp of source file. If it works well, although all headers
> & libraries are reinstalled, the timestamps of unchanged files
> are not updated, so rebuilding of the application would be
> minimized.
> Another approarch might be using "built-but-not-installed-yet"
> library. I think pkg-config's "uninstalled" feature is similar,
> but autoconf does not provide convenient macros to do such...
> Regards,
> mpsuzuki

You mention this "install-only-different-files"? What exactly is that?
I can't find docs anywhere. install(1)'s -p option looks like it just
blindly neglects to update the timestamp, I don't think it actually
checks the file content to see if things have changed.

Still confused,

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