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Re: how to handle new subdirectories?

From: Ralf Wildenhues
Subject: Re: how to handle new subdirectories?
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 03:12:06 +0100
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.20 (2009-10-28)

* Steffen Dettmer wrote on Wed, Mar 03, 2010 at 02:19:45PM CET:
> The problem is when a new package (let's say a lib) is added to
> the super-package, the super-package configure has a new subdir
> to configure recursively.
> Maybe I tell the high-level-problem with other words:
> After cvs update, when a new sub-package was added and
> AC_CONFIG_SUBDIRS was extended, make fails. So each user must
> pre-conf (autoreconf or so) the srcdir and re-configure each
> builddir (uncomfortable and takes much time and touches all
> config.h) and then re-make everything (takes much time again).
> Is there some trick / way to improve on that?

Not really.  If you don't use --force with autoreconf, then unchanged files nor unchanged config.h files should be touched

I'd provide your users with a script that first runs autoreconf -v,
and then configure with cache enabled and make in the build tree.


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