ports-wide config caching questions

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Mon Sep 22 14:52:22 PDT 2003

On Mon, Sep 22, 2003 at 06:40:41PM +0200, fgudin at nerim.net wrote:
> Hi ports gurus !
> Learning about autoconf, it made me think that perhaps my 486 (!) would
> benefit much from having a rather persistent config.cache for the whole
> ports tree. Googled a bit about it, to nothing much interesting...
> Hence my questions to you, my friends : 1st of all, is it wise, i.e.
> there will be times when a cache reset will become necessary, how to
> determine it ?
> 2nd part : didn't see any knob for this is our .mk, do you see anything
> else i might try to achieve this ?

I expect that this wouldn't work very well, because there's no
guarantee of consistency between applications that use gnu configure.
The results of one configure script cannot necessarily be used to
drive another configure script.

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