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Re: [PATCHv2] build: speed up configure for releases

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: [PATCHv2] build: speed up configure for releases
Date: Tue, 20 Mar 2012 20:27:33 +0100

Eric Blake wrote:
> On 03/20/2012 01:09 PM, Eric Blake wrote:
>> Since most users won't be building with GNULIB_POSIXCHECK defined in
>> CFLAGS, and since we can make ./configure 10% (several seconds!) faster
>> by omitting the framework for a posix check, this patch makes it so
>> that the framework is omitted by default, while still giving
>> instructions for maintainers to re-enable it.
>> It's been a while since we've used GNULIB_POSIXCHECK; see this email:
>> Some of those failures are because we are intentionally avoiding
>> specific gnulib modules (that is, we have chosen not to use things
>> like fprintf-posix), but until we work with gnulib to avoid particular
>> warnings, wiring up an automatic GNULIB_POSIXCHECK to happend during


>> 'make my-distcheck' is not feasible.
>> * (gl_ASSERT_NO_GNULIB_POSIXCHECK): Conditionally
>> define, according to whether $GNULIB_POSIXCHECK is in environment.
>> ---
>> |   14 ++++++++++++++
>>  1 files changed, 14 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

Thanks.  That looks great.

> Should I go ahead and apply this patch?

Yes, please.

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