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Bug 244152 - mail-mta/nbsmtp: CC variable not respected
Summary: mail-mta/nbsmtp: CC variable not respected
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Net-Mail Packages
Depends on:
Blocks: tc-directly
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Reported: 2008-10-24 19:51 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-07-08 16:41 UTC (History)
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Runtime testing required: ---

Patch to nbsmtp-1.00-r3.ebuild to fix use of unqualified cc and to respect user LDFLAGS (nbsmtp.ebuild.patch,900 bytes, patch)
2009-02-14 04:15 UTC, Kevin Pyle
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2008-10-24 19:51:57 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 Kevin Pyle 2009-02-14 04:15:42 UTC
Created attachment 181951 [details, diff]
Patch to nbsmtp-1.00-r3.ebuild to fix use of unqualified cc and to respect user LDFLAGS

The upstream uses an explicit linking rule that ignores user LDFLAGS.  This patch adds the suggested "tc-export CC" in src_compile and uses a sed expression to delete the explicit rule, so that GNU make's implicit linking rule, which respects user LDFLAGS, is used.
Comment 2 Markos Chandras (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-07-08 16:41:22 UTC

Thanks Kevin