[Volker.Lendecke@SerNet.DE: automatic dependencies in Samba3?]

James Peach jpeach at samba.org
Wed May 16 19:49:21 GMT 2007

On May 16, 2007, at 12:46 PM, Volker Lendecke wrote:

> On Wed, May 16, 2007 at 12:40:46PM -0700, James Peach wrote:
>> I have a memory of replying to this, but maybe I never hit send ...
>> The dependencies change means we track dependencies correctly, so if
>> you change a header used by an object, we know that we have to  
>> rebuild
>> this object. Since 'make proto' updates a bunch of headers, I would
>> expect that doing this would cause a lot of objects to be recompiled.
>> Try touching include/includes.h - practically everything is rebuilt.
>> "make proto" is a bad thing - we should kill it
>> If you want to turn off dependencies, there is a configure switch. If
>> there is widespread agreement that the dependencies suck, then I'm
>> open to reverting the changes. But I note that it's the only way to
>> make sure you always get a correct build :)
> Can we discuss this on samba-technical at samba.org please? I
> strongly disagree with this kind of automatic dependency
> checking.

really? why?

James Peach | jpeach at samba.org

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