Subject: Re: -ffast-math and packages
To: David Brownlee <>
From: Todd Vierling <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 05/28/2003 15:16:00
On Wed, 28 May 2003, David Brownlee wrote:

: > > while i tend to agree i am not sure this is the way pkgsrc should go.
: > > this time it's -ffast-math, next time it will be -finline-functions or
: > > something else.
: >
: > You've got a point. Are committers going to be obligated to check if
: > every new package works with -ffast-math?
: 	I would expect not - that would be down to anyone who wants to
: 	use -ffast-math, and cares enough to update the appropriate
: 	package makefiles with
: 	CFLAGS:=                ${CFLAGS:S/-ffast-math//}

And CFLAGS used by some independent folk building pkgsrc are not under the
pkg team's control.  pkgsrc is only supposed to guarantee compilability if
CFLAGS is unaltered from the setting shipped by NetBSD/zoularis.  (Sure, -g
typically works, but even that is not explicitly guaranteed.)

-- Todd Vierling <>