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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
Subject: Re: Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse
Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 13:21:35 -0700
On Thu, Jul 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@...> wrote:
> On 07/01/2010 11:00 PM, Ryan Hill wrote:
>>
>> [...]
>> The way to control compiler flags in Gentoo is CFLAGS.
>
> That is true.  However, there's a problem; you can control package options
> of individual packages with USE flags, but you can't control compilation
> switches of individual packages with CFLAGS.  This will naturally make
> people feel like using USE flags to modify compilation options is a good
> idea.

If you use portage than you can control per-package CFLAGS using
bashrc and /etc/portage/env or similar functionality.  I am unsure if
other package managers support this behavior or not.

-A

>
> Surely, one has to sympathize with this mindset even though it's a wrong
> thing to do.
>
>
>


References:
Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse
-- Vaeth
Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse
-- Ryan Hill
Re: [gentoo-dev-announce] debug USE flag misuse
-- Nikos Chantziaras
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