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Re: pkg/46496: lang/scm

The following reply was made to PR pkg/46496; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/46496: lang/scm
Date: Sat, 2 Jun 2012 17:43:32 +0000

 On Sat, Jun 02, 2012 at 12:20:06PM +0000, Aleksey Cheusov wrote:
  >   >>  We could pass -Werror=implicit-function-declaration to gcc in gcc
  >   >>  wrapper for "build" target.
  >  >  That syntax isn't supported by gcc 4.1.
  >  For testing purposes it is enough to run a bulk build on a single
  >  non-Linux platform (e.g. NetBSD-6) where gcc is new enough.
  >  >  Also I don't think the wrappers know how to vary their behavior
  >  >  depending on the target.
  >  If we decide to go this way and always fix this kind of failures,
  >  this will not be a serious problem. I don't know if other packaging
  >  systems do something similar but If there is a chance to reduce number
  >  of segfaults automagically, this will not be a useless waste of resources.
  >  However, I cannot even estimate number of such failures.
 If you want to patch a pile of legacy autoconf tests, whose incorrect
 results can be detected only by incorrect downstream behavior
 (sometimes at runtime), be my guest.
 Anyway, we should take this discussion to tech-pkg and stop bothering
 the submitter of the PR.
 David A. Holland

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