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Subject: Re: [OMPI devel] v1.5: thumbs up or down? - Thumbs Down
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-07-06 11:00:17


On Jul 6, 2010, at 1:49 AM, <Kevin.Buckley_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> (not that you'ld know that from configure -- help) but the NetBSD
> handling of such options ended up running confgure with:

Ok, I fixed the help message:

  --enable-contrib-no-build=LIST
                          Comma-separated list of contributed package NAMEs
                          that will not be built. Possible values:
                          libtrace, vt. Example:
                          "--enable-contrib-no-build=libtrace,vt" will disable
                          building both the "libtrace" and "vt" contributed
                          software packages.

> OK, I humbly withdraw (a) above but now, equally humbly, suggest
> that instead of using a list, those things be turned into standard,
> single-target, configure options, vis:
>
> --with-XXXX=
>
> --enable-XXXX=

True, this would be better. I believe that Brian didn't initially do it this way for some subtle reasons, but I confess that I don't remember exactly why.

Patches would be welcome here. :-)

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Jeff Squyres
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