Open Bug 1179251 Opened 4 years ago Updated 2 years ago

Add a way to set backend config variables from


(Firefox Build System :: General, defect)

Not set


(firefox42 affected)

Tracking Status
firefox42 --- affected


(Reporter: ted, Unassigned)


(Blocks 1 open bug)


We should add a way to set backend variables (make variables currently) directly from The primary motivation here is bug 1164937--all the package naming stuff is in, so we can't do nice things using them during processing.

From that bug, my first inclination was something like:

...but we could also consider making it allowable to add entries to the CONFIG dict, so simply:

If we did that we'd probably want to restrict it to add-only, rejecting attempts to overwrite existing values.
Alternately, we might just layer this on top of the work, effectively putting it in configure, but without the pain that that currently involves.
Product: Core → Firefox Build System
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