[rb-general] GCC build-path patch getting blocked

Daniel Kahn Gillmor dkg at fifthhorseman.net
Wed Aug 16 22:23:25 UTC 2017

On Wed 2017-08-16 15:40:00 +0000, Ximin Luo wrote:
> This idea is similar to hardening-wrapper. That is now deprecated, but
> was useful as a stepping-stone to more "proper" fixes. Likewise, this
> shouldn't be thought of as "the proper fix", but will give us some
> useful data on how many packages are affected by which combinations of
> (a), (b), (c) or (d). Depending on the number of packages we will have
> to patch (with that 2-line patch), it will maybe give weight to future
> attempts to have GCC support this env var - and then it would be easy,
> since the core functionality would already be in there - or else
> highlight the issue so that maintainers of those packages fix things
> "properly".

This sounds like a frustrating situation, Ximin, but i think your
proposal is a good path forward.

Thanks for sticking with it.


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