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    Makefile - variables

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    Variable name Description
    ADD_TO_DEF_FILE  
    CPP_SOURCES  
    CPP_UNIT_TESTS A list of source files to compile as unit tests.
    CSRCS A list of C source files to compile.
    DEFINES Additional preprocessor defines for C++
    EXPAND_MOZLIBNAME  
    EXPORTS A list of exported header files and sources to install for external use.
    EXPORTS_NAMESPACES Exported package include directory: dist/include/${namespace}
    EXPORTS_${namespace} A list of exports/headers that should be copied into the exported namespace directory.
    EXTRA_COMPONENTS nsDefaultCLH.manifest, JavaScript XPCOMM files
    EXTRA_DSO_LIBS  
    EXTRA_DSO_LDOPTS  
    EXTRA_JS_MODULES  
    EXTRA_PP_COMPONENTS XPCOMM files to pre-process before installation.
    GARBAGE A "clean target" macro containing a list of files to remove.
    GARBAGE_DIRS A "clean target" macro containing a list of directories to remove.
    GLOBAL_DEPS A list of common dependencies (Makefile.in, autoconf.mk) that will force rebuilding.
    LIBOBJS  
    HAVE_DTRACE Sun Microsystem's dynamic tracing environment is available.
    LOCAL_INCLUDES Allow use of MOZ_OBJDIR in .mozconfig with older GNU gcc on BeOS.
    MODULE  
    MODULE_NAME  
    NO_DIST_INSTALL Inhibit generating and copying exports/install targets into $(MOZ_OBJDIR)/dist/install.
    .NS_PRINTING  
    OBJS  
    OBJ_SUFFIX Filename suffix to use when writing object files.
    MODULE Instructs the build system where to install exported headers.
    SIMPLE_PROGRAMS  
    SUPPRESS_DEFAULT_RULES Inhibit processing of Makefile TIER targets/directory processing will be unordered.
    TIER Build order dependencies - subdirectories for make to traverse prior to building current.
    XPIDL_MODULE Module name to use when generating .xpt files, default to MODULE.
    XPIDLSRCS Internal: A list of .idl files to generate exported headers from.
    XPIDL_NAME Name of extension to build see also
    configure.sh Variables Description
    BUILD_PROJECT_ARG Command line/environment override
    CONFIGURE_ENV_ARGS Command line/environment override
    Directory Variable  
    DIRS A list of subdirectories to build recursively.
    PARALLEL_DIRS A list of subdirectories to build recursively that may be built concurrently.
    STATIC_DIRS Subdirectories containing static makefiles that are not autogenerated.
    TEST_DIRS A list of directories containing test makefiles
    TOOL_DIRS A list of directories to process makefile 'tool' targets in.
    MOZ_ Variable Description
    MOZ_AUTO_DEPS  
    MOZ_BUILD_APP  
    MOZ_BUILD_PROJECTS Build multiple projects in the same sandbox.  Dest=$(MOZ_OBJDIR)/$project
    MOZ_CURRENT_PROJECT  
    MOZ_DEBUG  
    MOZ_ENABLE_XREMOTE  
    MOZ_FEEDS  
    MOZ_HELP_VIEWER  
    MOZ_NATIVE_NSPR  
    MOZ_METRO  
    MOZ_PKG_MAINFEST  
    MOZ_PREFLIGHT_ALL  
    MOZ_RDF  
    MOZ_TOOLKIT_SEARCH  
    MOZ_URL_CLASSIFIER  
    MOZ_WIDGET_TOOLKIT  Android, BeOS, Cocoa, GTK2, OS2, Qt, Windows
    MOZ_XPCTOOLS  
    MOZ_XUL  
    MOZ_X11  

    Test Variable

    Description
    ENABLE_TESTS

    Boolean value that should wrapper all unit tests to allow disabling on demand[1].

    PYTHON_UNIT_TESTS List of python scripts to check exit status for make check
    XPC_SHELL_TESTS  

    NO_XPCSHELL_MANIFEST_CHECK

    Inhibit validating manifest files when running xpcshell tests.
    Compiler Variable Description
    GNU_CC Defined if the GNU gcc compiler is available.
    MODULE_OPTIMIZE_FLAGS Additional flags for enabling or overriding compiler optimizations(-O2).
    SOLARIS_SUNPRO_CC Sun Studio compiler
    Export Variables Description
    AUTOCFG_JS_EXPORTS  
    EXPORTS A list of exported headers and source files for external use.
    HAS_EXTRA_EXPORTS  
    PREF_JS_EXPORTS  JavaScript preferences file to export[1].
    SDK_HEADERS  
    Makefile Generation Description
    NO_MAKEFILE_RULE [pending] Inhibit Makefile.in deps that would allow $obj/Makefile to be generated.
    NO_SUBMAKEFILE_RULE [pending/redundant?] Inhibit Makefile generation within subdirectories.
    NO_ Variable Description
    NO_PROFILE_GUIDED_OPTIMIZE Inhibit PGO builds
    NO_DIST_INSTALL  
    Note: Values will be appended to the EXPORT variable when present.
    OS_ Variable Description
    OS_ARCH Platform type
    OS_TARGET Target binary type if building on an intermediate platform(building mobile binaries on GNU/Linux).
    HOST_ Variable Description
    HOST_CMSRCS A list of .m sources to compile
    HOST_CMMSRCS A list of .mm sources to compile
    HOST_OBJS  
    HOST_OS_ARCH ARCH of real platform a target platform is being built on(building mobile binaries on GNU/Linux).

    Distribution/Release variables

    Variable Description
    DIST  Top level distribution directory for install/packaging/repacking.
    DIST_FILES A list of files copied into the distribution archive(~application.ini).
    DIST_CHROME_FILES Exists in rules.mk but not referenced by mozilla-central.  Deprecated?
    FINAL_TARGET Directory to install distributed content.  default=$(DIST)/bin
    XPI_NAME If set FINAL_TARGET=$(DIST)/xpi-stage/$(XPI_NAME)
    DIST_SUBDIR If set FINAL_TARGET will be $(DIST)/bin/$(DIST_SUBDIR)  [ metro build ]
       

    l10n.mk and localization

    Variable Description
    EN_US_BINARY_URL Server URL from which wget will FTP binaries.
    L10NBASEDIR  
    MOZ_CHROME_MULTILOCALE A list of locale names to process
    MOZ_CHROME_FILE_FORMAT both, file, jar, omni, symlink
    PACKAGER_NO_LIBS Hack to allow one makefile to include another without pulling in libs:: target definitions.
    STAGEDIST Local staging directory for localization and packaging.

     

    Todo:

    xpcom/xpinstall variables: https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Adding_XPCOM_components_to_Mozilla_build_system

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    Contributors to this page: Sheppy, berkerpeksag, jhammel, Joey Armstrong, gps, ashneo76
    Last updated by: gps,