By adding this
AM_SILENT_RULES([yes]) after AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE, one gets silent rules by default for Makefile. It can be overriden with ./configure --disable-silent-rules, or make V=1
This will cause compilation to look bit like this:
which is much easier to read, and easier to spot errors.
When there are errors that abort the make, I would love to see the g++ (or other tool) invocation. Is there a variant that makes this possible?
totally missed the note about overriding
enable AM_SILENT_RULES, closing #647