[linux-audio-dev] Can software authors make allowances for packagers?

Erik de Castro Lopo erikd-lad at mega-nerd.com
Mon Apr 19 07:23:47 UTC 2004

On Mon, 19 Apr 2004 09:50:55 +1000
Conrad Parker <conrad at metadecks.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Apr 18, 2004 at 08:11:08PM +1000, Luke Yelavich wrote:
> > >
> > >If a package's configure script doesn't recognize CFLAGS, it is a bug.
> > >Report it as such.
> > 
> > The configure scripts do recognise CFLAGS, however the custom CFLAGS either 
> > replace CFLAGS necessary for the package, or the package uses the same 
> > flags with different parameters, eg -march and -mcpu flags.
> packages using automake should only set AM_CFLAGS, AM_INCLUDES, AM_LDFLAGS
> etc. in Makefile.am. Resetting CFLAGS, INCLUDES, LDFLAGS etc. is a bug
> (which I've also been guiltly of many times :)

I often do:

	CFLAGS="$CFLAGS -Wall-sorts-of-warnings"

Is that OK? Note that it only appends stuff the CFLAGS, it does not modify
stuff that is already there.


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