Subject: forcing LDFLAGS and other build variables
To: None <>
From: Gavan Fantom <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/21/2003 14:46:46
There are a lot of packages which completely ignore build environment such

Rather than fixing each and every one of these packages (read: lots and
lots and lots of patches), would it be sensible to use buildlink3 to force
feed these variables to the compiler/linker where necessary?

I would envisage this being conditional on a variable set in a package

The implementation should be easy enough with buildlink3.

Should we do this? Are there any better solutions to the problem?

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