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Default value for CFLAGS/LDFLAGS set by dpkg


a few days ago we had a discussion on IRC about numerous problems created
by a change in dpkg-dev:
- http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=465282
- http://git.debian.org/?p=dpkg/dpkg.git;a=commit;h=a143d3b44001f328453e0b71d272e06eb60903fa

doko pointed out that several packages had to be updated to cope with the
change and most notably the libc which had a run-time failure due to the
default value set to LDFLAGS.

A rebuild by Lucas also showed around 80-100 packages which FTBFS with this
version of dpkg-dev.

Last I heard Frank (djpig) and Andreas (aba) were discussung together the
issue but I haven't seen any decision yet. Given that I want to prepare
dpkg for the next upload, I'd like that we take a decision on this issue.

I'd like to suggest an intermediary solution: we don't revert the feature
but we remove the default value for LDFLAGS. I think that most run-time
and build-time failures have been caused by the change on this variable.

Does that seem acceptable? For lenny+1, we can reintroduce the original
default value.

Raphaël Hertzog

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