On 19.12.2010 21:17, Jakub Wilk wrote: > * Peter Pentchev <email@example.com>, 2010-12-19, 21:59: >>>> When you say that setting the custom LDFLAGS doesn't work, have you >>>> actually exported them? :) If you just do LDFLAGS=... or LDFLAGS >>>> != ... or LDFLAGS := ..., make(1) will only use the new value >>>> *within the Makefile itself*, it won't be passed to child >>>> processes such as the configure script. >>> >>> This is all true, but I don't think this is the culprit here. >>> dpkg-buildpackage puts LDFLAGS into environment, so it would be >>> exported even if you didn't use the "export" keyword. >> >> Erm, yes, but dpkg-buildpackage doesn't see the LDFLAGS modified >> in the rules file either, does it? If you put into the rules file >> a line saying "LDFLAGS=-Wl,--as-needed" without the export keyword, >> it would still not work - that was the point of my explanation, >> just as you say below :) > > Nah, it would work just fine: > > $ printf 'LDFLAGS=foo\nall:\n\t@echo LDFLAGS=\\"$$LDFLAGS\\"' > Makefile You missed the point here: the env vars are *not* passed to sub shells. As configure is a shell script your example will not work. Try substituting echo with a shell script and run the echo from within the shell script, if you want. Michael -- Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the universe are pointed away from Earth?
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