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Getting the configure arguments for an app compiled from source

pbmods
5,821 Expert 4TB
I went to recompile my copy of MySQL today (about time UTF-8 was the *default*!), and I stopped to wonder... how did I configure this guy the first time?

Of course, PHP makes this information accessible via phpinfo(). But I don't know of any way to get the original configure arguments (e.g., './configure' '--enable-shared' '--disable-static' etc.) for any other application.

Is this information that is only saved if the developer programs in a way to do so, or is there any way to get this information?

Thanks for your time.
Jun 28 '07 #1
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pbmods
5,821 Expert 4TB
I think I may have figured something out. As long as I don't `make distclean`, it looks like my original configure arguments are at the top of config.log.
Jun 28 '07 #2
Motoma
3,237 Expert 2GB
You can use show variables and try to glean the information from those results.
Jun 29 '07 #3
pbmods
5,821 Expert 4TB
I think I may have figured something out. As long as I don't `make distclean`, it looks like my original configure arguments are at the top of config.log.
In some cases.

Looks like I'll be wanting to write up a logfile. Which is just as well 'cause then it's easier to back up, plus I can log the order in which I've installed everything.
Jul 4 '07 #4

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