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Re: [Xen-devel] Inheriting CFLAGS

To: Jerome Brown <guruswami@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [Xen-devel] Inheriting CFLAGS
From: Jan Kundrat <jan.kundrat@xxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 23:08:14 +0100 (CET)
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> I am attempting to install Xen-2.0 using the Gentoo Ebuilds written by Philip
> Taylor, and have run into the same problem as A Streecar Named with needing to
> implement the -nopie flag.

strange, I didn't have to do it (using ebuilds from 

> As part of the Portage system, Gentoo users are able to specify their CFLAGS
> in a file which is exported to the environment in which the program is
> configured, built and installed.
> Is it possible to have Xen inherit these CFLAGS as a base, and then modify
> them as required? Part of the enthusiasm over Gentoo is the ability to
> customise and optimise the applications.

If you're talking about kernel, I don't think it's a good idea. None of 
the packages under sys-kernel inherits CFLAGS from Portage's 


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