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Bug 51593

Summary: ocaml-3.07-r1.ebuild ignores my CFLAGS (e.g. -Os)
Product: Gentoo Linux Reporter: Gavin <colonel_dolphin>
Component: New packagesAssignee: Gentoo Team for the ML programming language family <ml>
Severity: normal    
Priority: High    
Version: unspecified   
Hardware: x86   
OS: Linux   
Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---
Bug Depends on:    
Bug Blocks: 59506    

Description Gavin 2004-05-20 14:21:47 UTC
When I tried emerging unison, it requires ocaml, which started compiling everything with "-O" (my CFLAGS were NOT appended to the compile commands).
This breaks other things for me ..

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set CFLAGS to "-Os", etc.
2. emerge unison
3. unison requires ocaml, which then gets emerged

Actual Results:  
gcc -O -fno-defer-pop -Wall -Wno-unused -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_REENTRANT   -
c -o hash.o hash.c
gcc -O -fno-defer-pop -Wall -Wno-unused -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_REENTRANT   -
c -o sys.o sys.c
gcc -O -fno-defer-pop -Wall -Wno-unused -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_REENTRANT   -
c -o meta.o meta.c

Expected Results:  
It should have appended my CFLAGS to the compile commands.

# emerge info
Portage 2.0.50-r6 (default-x86-2004.0, gcc-3.3.3, glibc-2.3.3_pre20040420-r0, 
System uname: 2.6.5-gentoo-r1 i686 VIA Samuel 2
Gentoo Base System version 1.4.12
Autoconf: sys-devel/autoconf-2.59-r3
Automake: sys-devel/automake-1.8.3
CFLAGS="-no-integrated-cpp -fforce-addr -fstack-protector-all -Os -march=i586 -
m3dnow -mmmx"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/kde/2/share/config /usr/kde/3/share/config /usr/share/
config /var/bind /var/qmail/control"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/gconf /etc/terminfo /etc/env.d"
CXXFLAGS="-no-integrated-cpp -fforce-addr -fstack-protector-all -Os -
march=i586 -m3dnow -mmmx"
FEATURES="autoaddcvs gb_cc noclean strict userpriv"
USE="3dnow acl adns apache2 apm bindist crypt curl directfb doc ethereal 
fastcgi fbcon gb gbphp gd gd-external gdbm ggi gif gpm innodb jikes jpeg libg++ 
libwww maildir mcal memlimit mmx mpi mysql ncurses nptl pam pdflib perl php pie 
plotutils png prelude python readline slang spell sse ssl svga tcpd tiff 
truetype usb x86 xml2 zlib"
Comment 1 Matthieu Sozeau (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-18 09:53:51 UTC
The ocaml compiler has a configure script that is devoted to setting the right options for gcc on the different arches and does not accept any flag to set particular CFLAGS. I asked on the list why it is so and got no response, which i can interpret as 'we do not support other CFLAGS than ours'. This is quite sensible given how the native compilation is fine-tuned in ocaml and repose on gcc options. I can't fix it, changing the Makefiles etc.., as if I do that I won't be able to ask for support or submit bug reports on ocaml anymore.
Comment 2 Ciaran McCreesh 2004-08-18 10:08:47 UTC
Well, right now ocaml will break for any systems requiring ABI flags, it will break crossbuilding and it will break GRP. Ignoring CFLAGS isn't a valid solution.
Comment 3 Matthieu Sozeau (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2004-08-18 12:42:19 UTC
Ok, i added support for CFLAGS in ocaml-3.07-r1 and ocaml-3.08 with a warning in pkg_setup() about unsafe flags and unexpected bugs. Now it will not ignore -Os so i close this bug.