Re: Bits from dpkg developers - dpkg 1.16.1
Bernhard R. Link writes ("Re: Bits from dpkg developers - dpkg 1.16.1"):
> CFLAGS and LDFLAGS (and CPPFLAGS and so on) are in my opionion normal
> things to be in a users environment, so a package's rules file should
> in my eyes not depend on them not being set or having any values sensible.
This tells us more about the reliability of your opinion than it does
about build systems. In general, upstream build systems cannot be
relied on do to anything sane or predictable if they are run with
these variables in the environment.