SBU calculations

Archaic archaic at
Wed Jun 15 21:57:31 PDT 2005

On Wed, Jun 15, 2005 at 11:47:47PM -0500, Randy McMurchy wrote:
> As a builder, and especially as a BLFS editor, I want to run
> these 3 steps individually, and examine the output of each log
> file. Sure, this is tedious, but I don't care. If make fails
> because I added a dependency that chokes the build, and then
> immediately run make install, I'll get who-knows-what installed
> on the system.

Don't the &&'s take care of you? I actually do things in a more tedious
fashion, but differently from you. I build and install twice. Once
running each step individually and then pouring over the log output,
then I uninstall it and do a more automated build to get timing and
size. Then I diff the log output. But after that, it's always automated
and the initial logs are kept for comparison even with future versions.

> Sorry for the long post. My take is that it doesn't matter if
> the last two binutils commands are used, I'll just adjust times
> accordingly. But I'm not sure I'll ever time anything after the
> make install commands, unless it really proves to be time-consuming.

And glibc is just such a case. I was thinking of a way of reducing
future maintenance load because if it is assumed that all commands (sans
testsuites) are included, then you don't have to create a list of
exceptions to the asumption.


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