Adding bibisect repository support to tinbuild2

Michael Stahl mstahl at
Wed Jul 25 14:53:21 PDT 2012

On 25/07/12 23:35, Norbert Thiebaud wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 25, 2012 at 3:09 PM, Michael Stahl <mstahl at> wrote:
>> the problem with the duplication is that the next time somebody fixes a
>> problem with the "dev-install" target they will probably forget to fix
>> the "install-tb" target as well, and if the problem affects tinderboxes
>> as well then they will remain broken.  whether that is more likely, or
>> whether a change to --disable-linkoo is more likely, is of course
>> speculative.
> True...
> There is one aspect we missed... install-tb does _not_ depend on the
> 'build' target (and no -o build did not prevent the whole shebang to
> be built)

yes, the problem is that make does not propagate some options like -W
and -o to sub-makes, and the top-level Makefile only handles rebuilding
configure; the workaround is to invoke it like this:

make -f dev-install -o build

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