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authorJeff Darcy <jdarcy@fb.com>2017-05-08 12:55:49 -0400
committerJeff Darcy <jeff@pl.atyp.us>2017-05-10 12:25:10 +0000
commitd8ee72b9227fecf6e8bc89ed25e059acb240fdb8 (patch)
tree456f37952044fc65f7eba174f3a2eb17a138fb02 /Makefile.am
parent57bfff95c87396207e1c7de64f2db1f0730ad84d (diff)
build: add site.h as a place to put environment-specific defines
Most people consume Gluster in one of two ways: * From packages provided by their OS/distribution vendor * By building themselves from source For the first group it doesn't matter whether configuration is done in a configure script, via command-line options to that configure script, or in a header file. All of these end up as edits to some file under the packager's control, which is then run through their tools and process (e.g. rpmbuild) to create the packages that users will install. For the second group, convenience matters. Such users might not even have a script wrapped around the configure process, and editing one line in a header file is a lot easier than editing several in the configure script. This also prevents a messy profusion of configure options, dozens of which might need to be added to support a single such user's preferences. This comes back around as greater simplicity for packagers as well. This patch defines site.h as the header file for options and parameters that someone building the code for themselves might want to tweak. The project can ship one version to reflect the developers' guess at the best defaults for most users, and sophisticated users with unusual needs can override many options at once just by maintaining their own version of that file. Everybody wins. Further guidelines for how to determine whether an option should go in configure.ac or site.h are explained within site.h itself. Fixes #201 Change-Id: I5b8fb518d42450737423c4c1f43ebeb3130b4ff6 Signed-off-by: Jeff Darcy <jdarcy@fb.com> Reviewed-on: https://review.gluster.org/17206 Tested-by: Jeff Darcy <jeff@pl.atyp.us> NetBSD-regression: NetBSD Build System <jenkins@build.gluster.org> Reviewed-by: Amar Tumballi <amarts@redhat.com> CentOS-regression: Gluster Build System <jenkins@build.gluster.org> Smoke: Gluster Build System <jenkins@build.gluster.org>
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+SOURCES = site.h
EXTRA_DIST = autogen.sh \
COPYING-GPLV2 COPYING-LGPLV3 \