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Re: [Bug-zile] [PATCH] build: don't use -Werror in AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE

From: Ulrich Mueller
Subject: Re: [Bug-zile] [PATCH] build: don't use -Werror in AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE
Date: Wed, 1 May 2013 09:09:03 +0200

>>>>> On Wed, 1 May 2013, Reuben Thomas wrote:

> On 30 April 2013 22:48, Stefano Lattarini <address@hidden> wrote:
>     Doing so prevents bootstrapping with bleeding-edge autotools,
>     because of harmless deprecation warnings (that are not planned
>     to become hard errors for at least a few years to come).  And
>     unfortunately, options in AM_INIT_AUTOMAKE take precedence over
>     those given on the command line (this is a long-time wart of
>     automake), so the -Werror setting cannot be easily overridden
>     from the command line :-(

> Thanks very much for the heads up, but what in this case would it
> take to fix the warnings?

The warnings should be fixed, but -Werror should be turned off in any
case. It is a nuisance for distros, because with new compiler or
autotools versions new warnings tend to appear.

See this excellent blog post by Diego Pettenò, who explains it much
better than I could:


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