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Bug#552688: Please decide how Debian should enable hardening build flags

On 21 November 2010 02:45, Jonathan Nieder <jrnieder@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Raphael Hertzog wrote:
>> We have dpkg-buildflags available but few packages are using it and it's
>> unlikely they will be all converted in the wheezy timeframe.
> I agree with the precise meaning of this statement, but the spirit seems
> quite wrong.  For the packages I am involved in (not many), I have
> deliberately not used dpkg-buildflags to make backporting easier.
> It is a new facility but a very good one, and I suspect that it will
> be adopted fairly quickly, especially if someone writes the appropriate
> patches to debian/rules (or even better, writes a program maintainers
> can use to automate this).
> Also, I am not the GCC maintainer, but from experience of receiving
> reports from people building software with Ubuntu, I think changing
> the defaults in GCC is quite wrong.

Why do you think this?

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