Re: Using -Werror in CFLAGS for a debian package build
Wouter Verhelst wrote:
> I was working on nbd-server upstream, and so had ran ./configure with
> CFLAGS='-Wall -Werror', which I consider good practice when writing C
> What I didn't notice immediately was that gcc was emitting some
> warnings, but that the -Werror option was not honored for those
> warnings. Investigating turned up #615157 (Cc'd): the gcc maintainers
> have decided to disable -Werror for some new warnings, because otherwise
> it would cause FTBFS bugs in packages that have -Werror set in their
> debian/rules file.
Wouldn't it be possible to use the dpkg-buildflags framework for this? As
far as I understand it, this framework sets the gcc options used to build
Debian packages. Using it would allow to have an upstream-like gcc for the
whole system, and Debian-specific options when building packages.
(It would also have the side-effect of making sure all packages actually
work fine when dpkg-buildflags sets something different as usually