configure command line in installed directories?

Aaron J. Grier aaron at
Wed Apr 16 20:54:22 UTC 2008

On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 05:17:25PM +0200, Ralf Corsepius wrote:
> > This log file could be generated at the same directory as where
> > -prefix=directory specifies or two level up from where the package
> > is built.  Thus, if the build directory is gone, one have a history
> > of the RTEMS configuration.
> Ask your system admin to do, if you think it's useful.
> None of the 10000's of auto*tools based packages on this planet does
> so and no distribution of any OS on this planet does so.

a counterexample:

$ vim --version
VIM - Vi IMproved 7.0 (2006 May 7, compiled Sep  6 2006 16:29:17)
Included patches: 1-4, 7-26, 29-31, 33-44, 46-56, 58-64, 66-73, 75-76
Compiled by aaron at orthanc.unix.fryenet
Normal version without GUI.  Features included (+) or not (-):
-arabic +autocmd -balloon_eval -browse -builtin_terms +byte_offset +cindent 
-clientserver -clipboard +cmdline_compl +cmdline_hist +cmdline_info +comments 
+cryptv +cscope +cursorshape +dialog_con +diff +digraphs -dnd -ebcdic 
-emacs_tags +eval +ex_extra +extra_search -farsi +file_in_path +find_in_path 
+folding -footer +fork() +gettext -hangul_input +iconv +insert_expand +jumplist
 -keymap -langmap +libcall +linebreak +lispindent +listcmds +localmap +menu 
+mksession +modify_fname +mouse -mouseshape -mouse_dec -mouse_gpm 
-mouse_jsbterm -mouse_netterm +mouse_xterm +multi_byte +multi_lang -mzscheme 
-netbeans_intg -osfiletype +path_extra -perl +postscript +printer -profile 
-python +quickfix +reltime -rightleft -ruby +scrollbind -signs +smartindent 
-sniff +statusline -sun_workshop +syntax +tag_binary +tag_old_static 
-tag_any_white -tcl +terminfo +termresponse +textobjects +title -toolbar 
+user_commands +vertsplit +virtualedit +visual +visualextra +viminfo +vreplace 
+wildignore +wildmenu +windows +writebackup -X11 -xfontset -xim -xsmp 
-xterm_clipboard -xterm_save 
   system vimrc file: "$VIM/vimrc"
     user vimrc file: "$HOME/.vimrc"
      user exrc file: "$HOME/.exrc"
  fall-back for $VIM: "/usr/pkg/share/vim"
Compilation: cc -c -I. -Iproto -DHAVE_CONFIG_H   -I/usr/pkg/include -I/usr/include  -O2 -I/usr/pkg/include -I/usr/include        
Linking: cc   -L/usr/pkg/lib -Wl,-R/usr/pkg/lib -L/usr/lib -Wl,-R/usr/lib -o vim       -lncurses -lintl

  Aaron J. Grier  |   Frye Electronics, Tigard, OR   |  aaron at

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