[Buildroot] [PATCH v5 1/2] meson: add per package optional compiler/linker flags

Peter Seiderer ps.report at gmx.net
Tue Apr 23 18:45:55 UTC 2019

Hello Thomas,

On Sat, 13 Apr 2019 18:49:17 +0200, Thomas Petazzoni <thomas.petazzoni at bootlin.com> wrote:

> Hello Peter,
> On Mon,  8 Apr 2019 22:43:20 +0200
> Peter Seiderer <ps.report at gmx.net> wrote:
> > variables to allow per package additional compiler/linker flags.
> > 
> > Signed-off-by: Peter Seiderer <ps.report at gmx.net>  
> I did a bit of research. Meson does accept -Dc_args and a bunch of
> other options on the command line, but they are ignored when a
> cross-file is used. http://mesonbuild.com/Builtin-options.html says it
> clearly: "c_args, cpp_args, c_link_args, and cpp_link_args only affect
> native builds, when cross compiling they will not be applied to
> binaries or libraries targeting the host system, only those being run
> on the build system."
> There is some on-going discussion upstream about this. See
> https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/issues/4767.
> A cross_pkg_config_path option was merged:
>   https://github.com/mesonbuild/meson/commit/91b2475e30d7659dad24eb35b47e4d098c716792
> Aparently, they are talking about possibly adding cross_c_args.
> What do we do ? Wait until upstream solves the problem ? Use an
> intermediate solution like yours, and later one move to another one if
> upstream provides one ?

Use the per package cross-compilation.conf with the enhanced flags setting
solution ;-), maybe it is the canonical solution because the compiler etc.
binaries and other settings for cross compile are already given via this
config file, why not all other settings (maybe unfamiliar for long term
autotools users, used to the 'easy' (1) way of quick overwrite some compile

> Could you at least raise the fact that the Buildroot project would also
> be interested in being able to pass addition cflags/cxxflags/ldflags on
> the command line, as well as passing the path of tools like
> libgcrypt-config ? (See my reply to Jörg Krause's patch on this topic,
> on which you are Cc'ed).

O.k., will try to give some input on the upstream discussion...


(1) maybe newbies would call it magic

> Best regards,
> Thomas

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