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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 <dholland-pbugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
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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