[Python-Dev] New autoconf in use!

Martin v. L÷wis loewis@informatik.hu-berlin.de
14 Apr 2002 14:21:34 +0200


Skip Montanaro <skip@pobox.com> writes:

> Agreed.  Most machines are fast enough nowadays that the absence of
> config.cache isn't a major stumbling block.  If they are that
> sensitive to the performance reduction, they can install autoconf
> themselves and generate a local version of the configure script.

I found that the most convenient way to get configure caching is to
define a variable CONFIG_SITE pointing to a file that reads

if test "$cache_file" = /dev/null; then
   cache_file="$HOME/.ac/config.cache"
fi

That way, all configure scripts will share a cache.

Regards,
Martin