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From Joe Orton <jor...@redhat.com>
Subject Re: apr-1-config and user CFLAGS
Date Tue, 24 Feb 2009 12:06:58 GMT
On Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 03:52:44PM -0500, Jeff Trawick wrote:
> Surely this is a FAQ, but I couldn't find it.  Why aren't user CFLAGS
> included in "apr-1-config --cflags"?
> A notable example of where this hurts is with a 64-bit APR build, where
> anything which uses that APR must also be 64-bit but the "CFLAGS=-m64" or
> similar which APR was built with aren't reported by apr-1-config --cflags.
> CPPFLAGS, LDFLAGS, etc. are similar.

Putting compiler ABI flags in anything other than $CC is still a "don't 
do that" situation, IMO.

I don't think there is a "right" answer here in general; you can find 
users who want it to work either way.

e.g. you might like to link a libapr against some malloc debugging 
library -lmyalloc, and expect to be able to switch in a new libapr which 
is not linked against said library.  That won't work if you find that 
everything linked against libapr is already linked against -lmyalloc.

Regards, Joe

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