Subject: Re: misc/3301: Allow -Werror to be turned off
To: None <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 03/08/1997 15:36:22
> >Description:
> Often when building current, some parts of the system will not compile
> with -Werror, also many 3rd party software will not compile with this
> flag.  Fixing all the warnings in all the s/w in the world is
> unrealistic, so hard coding -Werror is counter productive.

(1) If parts of the system will not compile with -Werror, that is a
BUG, period.  All software in NetBSD should compile with -Werror.  As
you've noted, sometimes in -current it won't but there are often other
bugs in -current as well.  The right solution is always to fix the

(2) Third-party software should probably not be using
Note that is only used by the bsd.*.mk definitions,
i.e. for programs intended to be built in the native environment.
Normal third-party software uses for its make rules, and
doesn't include