[Pkg-tcltk-devel] Bug#510153: tcl8.6_8.6.0~b1-2(hppa/experimental): FTBFS not fixed

Anders Kaseorg andersk at MIT.EDU
Mon May 18 03:05:33 UTC 2009

tags 510153 +patch

The issue is that debian/rules calls
overriding the CFLAGS variable set in pkgs/tdbc1.0b1/Makefile.in, which 
had been set up to include ${SHLIB_CFLAGS} (-fPIC) by 
pkgs/tdbc1.0b1/configure (generated from the TEA_MAKE_LIB macro in 

This is arguably an upstream bug, because CFLAGS is supposed to be 
overridable in this way, and should contain only optional optimization 
flags, not essential flags like -fPIC.

However, passing the Debian CFLAGS to configure instead of forcefully 
overriding them in make is cleaner, and allows the package to build:

diff -u tcl8.6-8.6.0~b1/debian/rules tcl8.6-8.6.0~b1/debian/rules
--- tcl8.6-8.6.0~b1/debian/rules
+++ tcl8.6-8.6.0~b1/debian/rules
@@ -43,6 +43,7 @@
 	cd unix && \
 	  TCL_LIBRARY="/usr/share/tcltk/tcl$(v)" \
 	  TCL_PACKAGE_PATH="/usr/local/lib/tcltk /usr/local/share/tcltk /usr/lib/tcltk /usr/share/tcltk /usr/lib/tcltk/tcl$(v) /usr/lib" \
+	  CFLAGS="$(CFLAGS)" \
 	  ./configure --host=$(DEB_HOST_GNU_TYPE) \
 		      --build=$(DEB_BUILD_GNU_TYPE) \
 		      --prefix=/usr \
@@ -54,7 +55,7 @@
 		      --mandir=/usr/share/man \
 		      --enable-man-symlinks && \
 	  touch ../generic/tclStubInit.c && \
+	  $(MAKE)
 	# Build the static library.
 	cd unix && \
 	  ar cr libtcl$(v).a *.o && \

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