graphics/png - CC

[LoN]Kamikaze LoN_Kamikaze at
Sat Jul 29 21:13:09 UTC 2006

Andrey Chernov wrote:
> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 02:59:19PM -0500, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>> On Sat, 29 Jul 2006 13:27:08 -0500, [LoN]Kamikaze <LoN_Kamikaze at>  
>> wrote:
>>> Andrey Chernov wrote:
>>>> On Sat, Jul 29, 2006 at 01:16:47PM -0500, Jeremy Messenger wrote:
>>>>> On Fri, 28 Jul 2006 18:35:14 -0500, Andrey Chernov <ache at FreeBSD.ORG>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> On Fri, Jul 28, 2006 at 11:40:10AM +0200, [LoN]Kamikaze wrote:
>>>>>>> The port graphics/png does not honour the CC Variable.
>>>>>> I can't reproduce that, it honors CC for me.
>>>>> I can, CC=gcc will not change the CC when it compiles.
>>>> It is hard to imagine how it is ever possible. There is standard BSD
>>>> makefile.freebsd which not owervrites CC as you can see in the file.
>> No idea, I don't know png's build system so that cc must be come from  
>> somewhere.
>>> Is it possible that make.conf is read again?
>> I think, add "CC=${CC}" in graphics/png/Makefile's MAKE_ENV at 31 line  
>> should do.
> It will be hack for reason unknown, I prefer to avoid that.
> I normally set CC to anything and it honors.
> I never heard from somebody other than you about that problem.
> You should inspect your build path step by step to find real reason of 
> that bag, only after that we can find the real fix.

The problem is there, without doubt. Normally only forwards CC to the configure script (look for the do-configure target). Since the configure target is omitted the port will not receive CC. This is why it has to be included into the make environment. I.e. with


This is not a hack, but a necessity, due to the lack of a configure step.

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