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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] Configure and contrib pkgs
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-03-03 14:25:32


On Mar 3, 2008, at 1:16 PM, Ralph H Castain wrote:

> We have several options in configure that take lists as their
> argument. Yet
> there appears to be no way for a user to find out valid members for
> those
> lists.
>
> For example, we have the option --enable-contrib-no-build. Is there
> some way
> that the user and/or sys admin can find out what contributed
> packages are in
> this distribution? Do they have to just leaf through the source code,
> assuming that they know where the contributed packages are stored?

No. This is probably worth a feature request.

> Also, is there some way that configure can output "here are the
> packages I
> am going to build" in a more concise format than we currently get?
> I'm not
> knocking the current output, but it is rather verbose and hard to
> find just
> the list of what is going to be built.

This is probably also worth a feature request.

> I'm wondering about this since we now have so many things building by
> default - if a user wants to -not- build them, they first have to
> (a) know
> that they are being built, and (b) figure out how to tell configure
> not to
> build them.
>
> It isn't very obvious at the moment - at least, not to me, and I'm
> coming
> across cases where people are simply mis-configuring the system out of
> ignorance and/or not realizing what the system is doing.

Yep -- all good reasons.

>
> Do we need to do something about this?
>
> Ralph
>
>
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Jeff Squyres
Cisco Systems