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Subject: Re: configure.ac crypto library checks [was: 1.8.0]

Re: configure.ac crypto library checks [was: 1.8.0]

From: Kamil Dudka <kdudka_at_redhat.com>
Date: Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:37:27 +0200

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 11:15:30 Peter Stuge wrote:
> Kamil Dudka wrote:
> > On Thursday, October 27, 2016 01:05:08 Peter Stuge wrote:
> > > Also, I would like to argue that given --with-x but no x found should
> > > be considered a fatal error by configure. Any objections to that?
> >
> > Sounds like a good idea. By fatal error, you mean to return non-zero exit
> > status from configure script, or exit immediately and skip all the
> > remaining checks?
> >
> > I would prefer the former.
>
> Right, certainly exit non-zero.
>
> I was thinking exiting then and there (with a useful error message)
> when the requested x is not available.
>
> Why do you prefer running more checks when a failure can't be avoided
> anyway?

I often debug build issues remotely on distro builders, Travis CI, etc.
It is better for me to know as many problems as possible from a single
build attempt than discovering the problems one by one and having to
wait for the results in each iteration.

Kamil

> Thanks
>
> //Peter
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