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EAPI 3: New econf Arguments
This is part of a series on EAPI 3.
In EAPI 3,
econf will pass
--disable-dependency-tracking. This might marginally speed up a few packages’ builds, and breaks a few others that have funky half-hand-written makefiles.
What it won’t do, despite what you may of heard from certain less well informed Council members, is break packages that are using custom configure scripts. Those packages, if they have configure scripts that die on unrecognised options, aren’t using
econf anyway since
econf already passes all kinds of weird nonsense through.
In summary, pretty much no-one has any reason to care about this particular feature, and it’s only being discussed here for completeness.