disable Automake's silent rules

Bug #516208 reported by Colin Watson
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Dimitri John Ledkov

Bug Description

<doko> suppressing compiler output in build logs is a disease

Let's at least deal with this for packages that use Automake. I think the necessary magic is to put 'enable_silent_rules=no' in a config.cache file somewhere, and then pass the full path to that file in a CONFIG_SITE environment variable. Autoconf will source that before it does anything else, which should be equivalent to passing --disable-silent-rules to configure.

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tags: added: feature
Changed in launchpad-buildd:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in launchpad-buildd:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
Changed in launchpad-buildd:
importance: High → Low
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

For the record, this is now done rather differently from my initial suggestion, namely via dh_auto_configure in utopic. This will only cover a subset of builds, but a large and increasing one.

Changed in launchpad-buildd:
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox)
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Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

We went back to V=1 in the end to match (at least some) Debian buildds.

launchpad-buildd (125) trusty; urgency=medium

  [ Dimitri John Ledkov ]
  * Enable verbose build logs (LP: #516208).

  [ Colin Watson ]
  * Calculate the FQDN dynamically in sbuildrc rather than substituting it
    in from the postinst. This is friendlier to scalingstack, where a
    single image is used for multiple guests.
  * Set V=1 rather than DH_VERBOSE=1, in line with Debian buildds and to
    cover some more build systems (see https://bugs.debian.org/751528).
  * Fix lpbuildd.livefs tests to account for the "suite" argument no longer
    being accepted.
  * Set LANG=C.UTF-8 when running "bzr builder", to ensure that it can
    handle UTF-8 file and author names (LP: #1273487).

  [ Adam Conrad ]
  * scan-for-processes: Don't explode if one of the processes we were
    going to kill completes before we get around to killing it.

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 08:51:37 +0200

Changed in launchpad-buildd:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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