Opened 4 months ago

#1712 new enhancement

Incorporate relevant env vars into build cachebusting, maybe

Reported by: evhan Owned by:
Priority: not urgent at all Milestone: someday
Component: unknown Version: 5.2.0
Keywords: Cc:
Estimated difficulty:

Description

For example, if a user changes CSC_OPTIONS and runs chicken-install again, they presumably want things to be rebuilt. Same goes for CHICKEN_REPOSITORY_PATH, etc.

But then, there are a bunch of other variables that affect builds as well. Where does it end?

It's probably worth considering whether there is a way to consider some environment variables to make caching behaviour more correct, without going totally overboard. For example, we know the set of CHICKEN-defined environment variables that affect builds, that could be where we draw the line. But this needs more thought first.

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