bugmake - Bugs: bug #3021, make -s should work differently


bug #3021: make -s should work differently

Submitter:  Dennis Haney <cine>
Submitted:  Mon 31 Mar 2003 05:48:45 PM UTC
Severity:  1 - Wish Item Group:  Enhancement
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Component Version:  None Operating System:  Any
Fixed Release:  None Triage Status:  None
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  Spam posted by sevanath
Mon 31 Mar 2003 05:58:36 PM UTC, comment #2: 
Dennis Haney <cine>
Mon 31 Mar 2003 05:55:48 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The -s flag is required by and defined by the POSIX standard for make, as well as 20+ years of tradition.  There are probably thousands of environments that depend on its current behavior (running make in cron, for example, to avoid output unless an error occurs).

Adding a new flag that does what you like is possible, but changing the current behavior of -s is not possible.

Paul D. Smith <psmith>
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Mon 31 Mar 2003 05:48:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

Currently make gives you way to much information during a normal build IMHO, but make -s gives way to little.
I suggest that the -s switch works by printing only the current file being made and if the command fails only then is the command executed shown.
mozilla's buildsystem already (when running under make -s) does this by calling a shell-script which executes the CC command line and prints it if there was an error.

A --really-quiet should probably be added for those who really doesnt want any info...

Dennis Haney <cine>


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