On Wednesday 15 January 2014 10:16:34 Mark Wielaard wrote:
elfutils FTBFS if "-Werror=format-security" flag is used
Currently we just remove that flag, but if we can rewrite the code to
enable it by default for all files that would be nice. Dunno if that
is really possible in all cases though.
i'd argue that this is good justification for my --disable-werror patch. there
are plenty of compiler versions & flags that people can enable on platforms
that'll trigger warnings elfutils doesn't expect. users are left in the
crappy scenario of either they don't get to build anything at all, or they
have to manually edit the Makefiles to delete the -Werror flag. i don't really
understand the desire to force -Werror on everyone all the time.
then bugs like this turn into a wish list item rather than FTB and can be
evaluated as such. using crazy flags ? then pass in --disable-werror and we
don't care. using reasonable flags ? then we'll look at fixing your report,
but you can work around it in the mean time with --disable-werror.