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autoconf: AC_SYS_LARGEFILE should output to CPPFLAGS

From: Thorsten Glaser
Subject: autoconf: AC_SYS_LARGEFILE should output to CPPFLAGS
Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:57:03 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.20 (DEB 67 2015-01-07)

On Wed, 25 Jan 2017, Thorsten Glaser wrote:

> Looking at the source, AC_SYS_LARGEFILE calls AC_DEFINE_UNQUOTED,
> which appends to DEFS (which I agree with Tom Dickey is wrong) as
> Florian Weimer said, but — even more confusingly — only when
> AC_CONFIG_HEADERS is not used.
> If AC_CONFIG_HEADERS is used, the definition is only written to
> its output file (config.h by default).
> This is even more unfortunate, because now, if any program includes
> a glibc system header before "config.h", the definition will be
> ignored, because it comes too late.
> CPPFLAGS is r̲e̲a̲l̲l̲y̲ the correct place for this. Again.

Let’s keep track of t̲h̲i̲s̲ bug here <address@hidden>.
Again, please forward this upstream, too.

The workaround I was forced to use in a real-world package is thus:

This feels completely wrong (and breaks with nōn-GCC compilers).

Thanks in advance,
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