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Re: Recent changes in dpkg

On Wed, May 26, 2010 at 10:43:36PM +0200, Bernd Zeimetz wrote:
> On 05/24/2010 11:05 AM, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > The versions 1.15.6 and 1.15.7 of dpkg introduced several important changes.
> > Let's skim over them:
> [...]
> >   * dpkg-dev provides a new script called dpkg-buildflags that packages
> >     should use in debian/rules to retrieve the default value of various
> >     compilation flags. Bug #578597[1] has been submitted against
> >     debian-policy. When generalized this offer us centralized archive-wide
> >     control of the default build flags as well as the possibility for
> >     end-users to try out easily new flags.
> So you plan to enforce something which resulted in a lot of FTBFS due to the
> fact that buildflags, which were written into a Makefile by configure or similar
> tools, were overridden by the default values from dpkg again as they were still
> present in the environment?

Environment variables do not override variable definitions in a makefile.


Ben Hutchings
We get into the habit of living before acquiring the habit of thinking.
                                                              - Albert Camus

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