CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS
Kevin P. Fleming
kpfleming at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Dec 11 17:35:34 PST 2003
Jamie Bennett wrote:
> Currently, the profile supports the setting of CFLAGS and
> CXXFLAGS but this is not in the book. The question is, should
> we continue to support this or make the profiles conform
> exactly to the book?
I figured I'd wait to hear others' opinions, but noone has chimed in yet :-)
I think that the profiles are OK, as long as the README (or config) file
tells people that applying any CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS settings moves them away
from the actual book build process. I also think that actually using
optimizations once you have successfully done a "fully by-the-book
build" is common enough that people will appreciate having all the
plumbing in place to make that pretty easy (especially the
CFLAGS/CXXFLAGS overrides on gcc and glibc).
So, my vote is to leave them, and just make sure the profile
documentation includes a fairly stern warning about not using them
unless you are prepared to deal with the consequences.
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