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From: "Richardson, Bruce" <bruce.richardson@intel.com>
To: Thomas Monjalon <thomas.monjalon@6wind.com>
Cc: "dev@dpdk.org" <dev@dpdk.org>
Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] mk: overriding CC also overrides HOSTCC
Date: Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:22:21 +0000
Message-ID: <59AF69C657FD0841A61C55336867B5B02CEE32E4@IRSMSX103.ger.corp.intel.com> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <3326698.g5GoIMb4bc@xps13>

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Thomas Monjalon [mailto:thomas.monjalon@6wind.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2014 2:39 AM
> To: Richardson, Bruce
> Cc: dev@dpdk.org
> Subject: Re: [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] mk: overriding CC also overrides HOSTCC
> Hi Bruce,
> 2014-06-24 01:23, Bruce Richardson:
> > when overriding the CC variable on the commandline, the HOSTCC value
> > was remaining at "gcc", which caused errors on Free BSD10 when using a gcc
> > as e.g. gcc48, without a binary just called "gcc". This change overrides
> > HOSTCC when CC is overridden, which means that setting CC=gcc48, will
> > now also set HOSTCC=gcc48, allowing the "testhost" app to compile on BSD10
> So you are mixing CC and HOSTCC which would break cross-compilation.
> Why don't you set HOSTCC on command line?

Because I shouldn't need to set HOSTCC unless I am cross compiling and need a different CC and HOSTCC. If my compiler is called "gcc48", and I tell the build system that my compiler is called "gcc48", it should use that value everywhere in place of gcc, unless I also tell it that my HOSTCC should be something completely different. This patch only affects HOSTCC if you specify CC on the command-line to override that value, otherwise things are left as they are. 
If you do want to override CC and do cross compiling with a separate HOSTCC that can be done too, by overriding HOSTCC also, i.e. CC=x HOSTCC=y. For those not cross compiling, they should never need to know about HOSTCC at all.

  reply	other threads:[~2014-06-24 17:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2014-06-24  0:23 [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] minor compile fixes for FreeBSD 10 Bruce Richardson
2014-06-24  0:23 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 1/2] mk: overriding CC also overrides HOSTCC Bruce Richardson
2014-06-24  9:38   ` Thomas Monjalon
2014-06-24 17:22     ` Richardson, Bruce [this message]
2014-06-25 17:26       ` Richardson, Bruce
2014-06-24  0:23 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 2/2] bsdapp: disable ACL library compilation Bruce Richardson
2014-06-27  0:47 ` [dpdk-dev] [PATCH 0/2] minor compile fixes for FreeBSD 10 Thomas Monjalon

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