[Buildroot] [git commit branch/next] pkg-autotools: use --disable-dependency-tracking

Peter Korsgaard peter at korsgaard.com
Fri Aug 29 07:17:33 UTC 2014

commit: http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=3e37b0fc6cbbe2245e39fedb247a381fb4e0d992
branch: http://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/next

By default, automake does "dependency tracking", which allows the
generated Makefile to contain the necessary dependencies to
automatically rebuild the appropriate C files when included header
files are changed. This dependency tracking is nice when doing active
development on the package, but not really useful when doing a
one-time build of the package. According to automake's
documentation[1], disabling the dependency tracking provides a small

In some very unscientific measurements (i.e repeated only once), we
have noticed a ~3.6% reduction of the total build time of a Buildroot
toolchain after applying this patch.

[1] http://www.gnu.org/software/automake/manual/html_node/Dependency-Tracking.html

Signed-off-by: Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com>
Signed-off-by: Peter Korsgaard <peter at korsgaard.com>
 package/pkg-autotools.mk |    2 ++
 1 files changed, 2 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/package/pkg-autotools.mk b/package/pkg-autotools.mk
index bcc648d..83299cf 100644
--- a/package/pkg-autotools.mk
+++ b/package/pkg-autotools.mk
@@ -140,6 +140,7 @@ define $(2)_CONFIGURE_CMDS
 		--disable-documentation \
 		--with-xmlto=no \
 		--with-fop=no \
+		--disable-dependency-tracking \
 		$$(DISABLE_NLS) \
 		$$(DISABLE_IPV6) \
@@ -169,6 +170,7 @@ define $(2)_CONFIGURE_CMDS
 		--disable-documentation \
 		--with-xmlto=no \
 		--with-fop=no \
+		--disable-dependency-tracking \
 		$$(QUIET) $$($$(PKG)_CONF_OPT) \

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