Enabling "-Werror=format-security" by default

Dhiru Kholia dhiru.kholia at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 16:51:10 UTC 2013

On 11/20/13 at 09:27pm, Dhiru Kholia wrote:
> We are working on a proposal to enable "-Werror=format-security"
> compilation flag for all packages in Fedora.
> Currently, around 400 packages FTBFS if this flag is enabled.

A list of packages which FTBFS is available at,


The fix for these errors is quite simple. It's a matter of changing a
line like,


to read,

   printf("%s", foo);

That's it.


Jerry, Kevin, all,

Thanks for the feedback. I will incorporate your suggestions.


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