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Bug 243950 - dev-libs/tdb: CC variable not respected
Summary: dev-libs/tdb: CC variable not respected
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: No maintainer - Look at if you want to take care of it
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Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2008-10-24 17:49 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2009-07-06 18:10 UTC (History)
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-10-24 17:49:45 UTC
I'm filing this bug (from a template, mind you) because the ebuild I'm reporting it against failed to build once I removed my /usr/bin/{gcc,cc,c++,c99} binaries. This means that the ebuild is relying on gcc or cc as compiler, while it should use "$(tc-getCC)" so that user choices are respected, and cross-compiling works as intended.

This usually comes down to one of these tasks:

- use emake CC="$(tc-getCC)" for building, to ovewrite make's CC variable (defaults to "cc", some upstream rewrites it);
- the above plus replacing explicit "gcc" (or similar) calls with $(CC) so that the variable is actually respected;
- tc-export CC in src_compile before eventual econf.

For C++, you'd have to replace CC with CXX everywhere above, of course.

If your package is a special case on this, please let me know.

Comment 1 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-07-06 18:10:37 UTC
  06 Jul 2009; Samuli Suominen <> tdb-1.0.6.ebuild:
  Run full eautoreconf instead of elibtoolize to respect CC and LDFLAGS wrt
  #243950, thanks to Diego E. Pettenò for reporting.

(Doing this fixed both at the same time, CC got respected and LDFLAGS got used when building the shared library. It was before used for everything except
for the lib!)