[Bro-Dev] [Bro-Commits] [git/broccoli] fastpath: Rebuild only necessary files for new prefix (74cbf83)

Slagell, Adam J slagell at illinois.edu
Mon Dec 17 08:24:17 PST 2012

On Dec 12, 2012, at 9:20 PM, Robin Sommer <robin at icir.org> wrote:

> On Wed, Dec 12, 2012 at 15:05 -0800, you wrote:
>>    When rebuilding just to change the install prefix, now only two
>>    files need to be recompiled, instead of 56 files.
> This is good. However, I'm still wondering if an environemnt variable
> isn't the better approach. We'd set something like
> BROCTL_INSTALL_PREFIX and then broctl uses that instead of the
> configure-time prefix. The advantage is that one can run the
> test-suite without messing with the Bro configuration (and hence don't
> need another configure next time before doing "real" make install).

I think this might be a nice to have feature to add later, but I would rather not spend too much time on this now, especially if Seth is talking about completely rewriting broctl. For now let's focus on getting a a solid, working test infrastructure. Sound good?

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