On Fri, Mar 04, 2005 at 11:20:07AM +0100, Peter Eisentraut wrote: > Am Freitag, 4. März 2005 01:11 schrieb Neil Conway: > > Alvaro Herrera wrote: > > > I wrote an "install" program in C. It's supposed to replace the > > > config/install-sh script, limited to the functionality we need, i.e. > > > what is in Makefiles in the Pg main source tree. The main objective of > > > this exercise is to reduce "make install" execution time; a part of that > > > is being able to install multiple files with one command. > > > > What's the status of this patch?
I was playing a little with Make just before leaving, but since I'm hardly an expert I was having difficulty making it all work. Also, because I need to include bits from both the source dir and the build dir (to get get_progname from the port dir and signal handling from libpq), it was getting somewhat ugly. With a little more effort it can be made to work cleanly. > I'm not convinced that this is the best approach. Apparently, PostgreSQL is > about the only project that is somehow bothered by this. It would be more > productive to find out why we can't use the system install and find fixes for > that. Well, apparently everyone says the system install is not portable and the discussion stops there. Probably some projects need a sh install because they don't require a compiler, but we do; we won't require anything beyond what we already do to have a C install. Maybe most projects don't install a lot of files like we do, or maybe people just don't care. (Neither did I care back when installing all headers wasn't the default behaviour.) I do care now. And given that the work is mostly already done, I don't see why we couldn't use it. > Anyway, if you want to speed up your installation today, just override the > INSTALL variable by hand. This doesn't solve the fact that the INSTALL program is called once for each file in the include directories. -- Alvaro Herrera (<[EMAIL PROTECTED]>) Y una voz del caos me habló y me dijo "Sonríe y sé feliz, podría ser peor". Y sonreí. Y fui feliz. Y fue peor. ---------------------------(end of broadcast)--------------------------- TIP 3: if posting/reading through Usenet, please send an appropriate subscribe-nomail command to [EMAIL PROTECTED] so that your message can get through to the mailing list cleanly