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Re: The correct way to configure compiler flags.

> Am 18.10.2010 23:53, schrieb Charles McGarvey:
 >> Unless I'm misunderstanding, the pkgsrc guide is at odds with the
 >> mk.conf manual page with regards to configuring compiler flags.  Section
 >> 5.4.2 in the pkgsrc guide says that compiler flags should be explicitly
 >> appended to CFLAGS, whereas mk.conf(5) says to use COPTS and CPUFLAGS
 >> and never to set CFLAGS in mk.conf.  Which is correct?
 >> Also see:
 >> mk.conf(5)

> mk.conf(5) describes the build configuration for the base system. This
> is something very different from pkgsrc. It's just that they happen to
> use the same file for configuration (mostly for historic reasons).

> And this is the reason for the "preprocessor directive" BSD_PKG_MK that
> can be used in mk.conf:

How about introducing an individual .conf file for pkgsrc?
I think it will avoid this kind of misunderstanding once and forever.

>     .ifdef BSD_PKG_MK
>     # pkgsrc configuration follows
>     CFLAGS += -Os

>     .else
>     # base system configuration follows
>     COPT += -Os

>     .endif

> Roland

Best regards, Aleksey Cheusov.

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