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Re: dpkg-buildflags: add some no-effect flags

Raphael Hertzog wrote:

> Do you often need to verify if a package supports dpkg-buildflags?
> In what context?

I can think of some:

 - wanting to be sure that setting hardening flags on these packages
   through the dpkg-buildflags mechanism will actually work;

 - guaging whether the mechanism has reached the level of adoption
   to warrant inclusion in policy;

 - wanting to be able to work around new toolchain changes (think:
   -fno-strict-aliasing a couple of years ago);

 - wanting different flags on some machines (like Ubuntu's -O3 on ppc,
   though I don't understand why);

 - generally speaking, wanting DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS=noopt,
   DEB_CFLAGS_APPEND, etc to work widely.  Checking is the obvious way
   to make sure it actually happens.

> Yeah, cc-ing debian-wb-team@lists.debian.org which might be more relevant.


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