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Just to double check: the CFLAGS of /etc/makepkg.conf is overwritten by the CFLAGS that can be found in the Makefile provided with the source. This makes it ineffective as soon as a Makefile is provided, is it correct? Should it be mentioned in this case?

Kewl (talk) 10:38, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Makefiles can just extend the environment's CFLAGS by not doing any explicit assignment, but using operators like ?= or += instead. See also [1]. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 12:11, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks that clarifies, do you think the wiki is clear enough or is it worth adding a comment about it or a link? Kewl (talk) 15:28, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
Well, the general note in the section is good enough for me, but feel free to add a comment... -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:42, 1 January 2018 (UTC)


A feature to be aware of: do not be surprised if the UPX option does not compress your gcc binary because it only detects files that are of mime type 'application/x-executable' | 'application/x-dosexec' while gcc unless instructed otherwise would create by default a binary 'application/x-sharedlib'. This is visible in /usr/share/makepkg/tidy/ Kewl (talk) 15:33, 1 January 2018 (UTC)