Gentoo Archives: gentoo-alpha

From: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
To: gentoo-alpha@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-alpha] ebuild update for Xorg-x11
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 21:25:05
In Reply to: [gentoo-alpha] ebuild update for Xorg-x11 by "Brian C. Parkhurst"
1 Brian C. Parkhurst wrote:[Tue Oct 26 2004, 01:20:34PM EDT]
2 > I've found that the Xorg-x11 build on alpha a bit unstable..
3 > That is until I made a very minor modification to the ebuild file.
4 > I added an entry for alpha systems and ALLOWEDFLAGS to include -fPIC -DPIC
5 >
6 > > alpha) ALLOWED_FLAGS="${ALLOWED_FLAGS} -mtune -fPIC -DPIC" ;;
8 I don't get it... This just changes what you're allowed to pass in via
9 your own CFLAGS variable. If xorg-x11 is unstable on alpha due to PIC
10 issues, then we need to fix the Makefiles to include -fPIC where
11 necessary.
13 OTOH, usually lacking -fPIC results in a build failure, not run-time
14 failures. Are you sure this is what made the difference for you?
16 Regards,
17 Aron
19 --
20 Aron Griffis
21 Gentoo Linux Developer