[petsc-dev] [Suggestion] Configure QOL Improvements

Jed Brown jed at jedbrown.org
Wed Oct 23 13:27:39 CDT 2019

Matthew Knepley via petsc-dev <petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> writes:

> On Wed, Oct 23, 2019 at 11:24 AM Faibussowitsch, Jacob via petsc-dev <
> petsc-dev at mcs.anl.gov> wrote:
>> As I am largely unfamiliar with the internals of the configure process,
>> this is potentially more of an involved change than I am imagining, given
>> that many libraries likely have many small dependencies and hooks which
>> have to be set throughout the configuration process, and so its possible
>> not everything could be skipped.
> We had this many years ago. It was removed because the benefits did not
> outweigh the costs.

I don't know if it's still the case, but it should be possible to run
non-interactively (like apt-get -y).  My bigger complaint is that
missing dependencies aren't resolved in the first couple seconds.

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