On Sat, 2005-08-06 at 19:26 -0700, Ulrich Drepper wrote:
Nicholas Miell wrote:
> Nothing stops you from doing internal builds with -Werror and then
> fixing all the warnings before you make a release.
You don't get it. The people who need to use -Werror are all those
people who rebuild code. This includes all the package maintainers but
also all everybody who makes changes. Those are all the people doing
rebuilds since otherwise they'd simply use the binary packages which are
In my experience, binary packages are the exception rather than the rule
(especially in impoverished RPM land). Open source projects may include
a somewhat recent binary tarball for one architecture, but those
projects seem to be in the minority.
Most of the people who end up unpacking a tarball and building it are
end users who aren't interested in making any changes (beyond removing
-Werror when necessary).
A more sensible approach would be to include -Werror in CVS/SVN/etc. any
development snapshots, but remove it for official release tarballs
(which, obviously, aren't targeted towards developers).
Nicholas Miell <nmiell(a)comcast.net>