Re: dpkg-buildflags and makefile snippet
On Wed, Jul 27, 2011 at 12:55:04AM +0200, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Jul 2011, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> > We evaluated how dpkg-buildflags can be used for this. For most
> > autoconf/automake-based build systems there are 2 ways to inject flags:
> > 1/ On the ./configure command line:
> > ./configure --with-foo CFLAGS="..." LDFLAGS="..." ...
> > 2/ In the environment
> > The first form seem to be preferred but both approaches work and should be
> > properly supported. However dpkg-buildflags does not easily support the
> > former approach. This is something that should be fixed.
> Just for reference, in the discussion I mentionned that dpkg would start
> providing a makefile snippet that helps retrieving the correct value of
> all the build flags, you can see it here:
> Maintainers who thus want to follow the approach where build flags are
> exported in the environment will thus be able to do:
> DPKG_EXPORT_BUILDFLAGS = yes
> include /usr/share/dpkg/default.mk
For the record, I'll repeat here the view expressed at the meeting (which I
recall being shared by Bdale and Ian): I don't think dpkg should be exposing
such an interface at all. We don't want to encourage the use of makefile
includes for such things.
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