Re: Enabling automake silent-rules by default

On Fri, 2009-08-28 at 14:06 -0400, Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
> Hi,
> Many modules have already been adding support for automake silent rules, but 
> turned off by default.
> I just pushed changes to pango and vte to enable silent rules by default. 
> That's a much saner default, and allows catching warnings easily.  I like to 
> suggest everyone does the same.
> You just need to add this line to after AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE:
> m4_ifdef([AM_SILENT_RULES],[AM_SILENT_RULES([yes])])
> That does most of the job.  For custom make rules, you need to add $(AM_V_GEN) 
> to the beginning of the rule.  Read this for details:
> Cheers,
> behdad

1. For catching warnings -Werror is much better. 
2. Silent AM unfortunately hides many things. Once I had problem with
tracing error because of that (I haven't seen CFLAGS/LDFLAGS passed to
I guess however that might be the problem with SHAVE and it was fixed by
autotools silent mode.


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