[Pkg-shadow-devel] Bug#836653: shadow: please drop the build dependency on hardening-wrapper

Mattia Rizzolo mattia at debian.org
Thu Sep 8 16:40:05 UTC 2016

On Sun, Sep 04, 2016 at 01:16:54PM +0000, Matthias Klose wrote:
> This package builds using the hardening-wrapper package, which
> is now replaced by dpkg-dev's DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS settings.
> Please consider dropping the build dependency of hardening-wrapper
> and use the DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS settings.

This is particularly annoying for shadow, as it is part of the essential
set, and it is currently not buildable (hardening-wrapper can't atm be
coinstalled with current binutils), breaking a set of QA jobs that
builds the essential set, and messing with statistics.

I don't think shadow really need hardening-wrapper at all.  The build
system is a regular autoconf/autotools which respects CFLAGS.

The compat level is 6, so dh_auto_* won't export them, but you could
instead set DPKG_EXPORT_BUILDFLAGS and include
/usr/share/dpkg/buildflags.mk to get them (you need to do so *after* the
already presetn 'export DEB_BUILD_MAINT_OPTIONS = hardening=+all').

BTW, Serge: you have staged a bunch of stuff in git already, can we have
them uploaded?  If you lack a reactive sponsor feel free to email me (or
contact me over IRC).

Otherwise, as people are grumpy for this bug, can I NMU it?  (I'd post a
proposed patch here, of course, etc).

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