[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] Upstream V-5-7-patches changes break Debian builds

Sam Tannous stannous at cumulusnetworks.com
Wed Jul 20 14:25:35 UTC 2016

Hello All,

Any possibility of moving net-snmp to a community supported package?

I've stopped tracking debian net-snmp and now track upstream V5-7-patches

and noticed this nasty bug which probably only affects Debian building.

(From my upstream patch #1330)

In V5-7-patches branch, recent changes to the configuration system
(7c38dba08, 9e4b85d67 ) introduced bugs for Debian build systems since
debian dpkg-buildflags produces "-Werror=format-security" and not just

The existing "sed" expression in configure.ac only removes the "-Werror"
leaving a
dangling "=format-security" which fails in dh_auto_configure (as part of a

The patch looks a little odd because of m4 "absorbs" the square brackets in
the regular expression.
Instead of square brackets to collect the string after the "-Werror", we
need to use the quadrigraphs
@<:@ and @:>@ for [ and ] respectively.

I've tested this by merging latest upstream V5-7-patches into my branch and
building with dpkg-buildpackage -uc -us on latest Debian Jessie (Linux
debian-stable 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.7-ckt25-2 (2016-04-08)
x86_64 GNU/Linux).

Sam Tannous
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