[OpenAFS] Re: env vars being ignored - 1.4.2 building aklog

Joe Buehler jbuehler@spirentcom.com
Thu, 04 Jan 2007 09:12:03 -0500

Derrick J Brashear wrote:

> CC will be ignored. Because we build kernel stuff, we go out of our way
> to ensure we use the compiler we want.l If someone wants to contribute
> the autoconf work needed to fix it (and it's not simple, how do you test
> a kernel compiler) we will fix it.

I understand the concern with getting it right when building kernel
code, but is there any real reason that the user should be prevented from
setting CC etc. to whatever he wants?  If you must, dump a warning when the
defaults are not used so he knows that he may be shooting himself (and his
machine) in the foot.
Joe Buehler