[Build-common-hackers] Bug#523642: Bug#523642: Bug#523642: overrides CFLAGS too agressively

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sat Apr 11 20:06:45 UTC 2009

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On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 07:07:07PM +0200, Robert Millan wrote:
>On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 06:13:58PM +0200, Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
>> I do not say that CDBS is correct or not in its current behaviour, 
>> just that it has a well defined vurrent behaviour that users rely on 
>> (whether or not they are aware of it).
>> I have tagged this as wontfix for that reason.  Please note that even 
>> if this means I do not expect this to change (or at least not soon - 
>> it is possible to change when we decide to bump ABI at some point, if 
>> ever), I am still interested in discussing it!
>Why not use an environment variable then?

Like you quoted right above: Because CDBS is in active use with current 

Does that somehow not make sense?

>> Could you perhaps provide some good examples of upstream software 
>> needing custom CFLAGS that is cumbersome to work around using CDBS?
>Yeah, Linux modules.  Or plugins in general for all sort of programs.  
>They're usually very picky when it comes to CFLAGS.

I understand that they are picky about CFLAGS, but can't their CFLAGS be 
re-applied when using CDBS?

Kind regards,

  - Jonas

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