Subject: System-wide cache files for configure
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <email@example.com>
Date: 02/21/2004 17:42:27
recently, there was a discussion here in tech-pkg about how to cache default
values for configure scripts, specially because some of them take a very lo=
time to execute (i.e., "maximum length of command line").
This is somewhat tricky, and a PITA to do manually. So I've written a small
utility, autoswc, to simplify and automate this process. (if you are
wondering where the name comes from, "automatic system-wide cache").
=46rom the DESCR:
autoswc is an utility that automatically generates system wide cache fi=
for use with configure scripts created by GNU autoconf, and specially by
those executed within pkgsrc.
I've put a preliminar package in the URL shown below, that I'll commit
probably tomorrow (or maybe tonight, if I have enough time to clean up some
details and do more testing).
It should be really easy to use. Just install, add a line in mk.conf and
execute the utility (after, maybe, having added/removed checks from the
default configure.ac file).
Any comments about it will be welcome. Testing could be good too! ;-)
Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The NetBSD Project - http://www.NetBSD.org/