How to escalate? ports/159276 - cmake

Igor Soumenkov 2igosha at
Sat Aug 27 14:21:09 UTC 2011

On 27.08.2011 18:17, Sam Cassiba wrote:
> On 08/27/11 08:40, Igor Soumenkov wrote:
>> On 27.08.2011 17:25, Sam Cassiba wrote:
>>> On 08/27/11 03:11, Igor Soumenkov wrote:
>>>> Dear all,
>>>> How can I escalate the issue related to one of the ports?
>>>> Cmake in ports sets different cflags than the original one. It seems
>>>> that the comitter who introduced this problem with a patch
>>>> (
>>>> to the port does not want to do anything with it. There is a PR open
>>>> (159276).
>>>> Cmake is widely used in the company I am working for, and now as a
>>>> FreeBSD user I get cmake that is different from everyone else's,
>>>> because
>>>> my default Debug and Release build have empty CFLAGS. Now I have to
>>>> manually fix these flags back each time I reconfigure my build
>>>> directories.
>>>> If nobody cares about this, why not place a big 'we don't care about
>>>> developers' banner on the main site?
>>> devel/cmake is maintained by the kde@ team, so my recommendation would
>>> be to ping them directly. should have the
>>> droids you seek.
>> Unfortunately, one of them ( Max Brazhnikov (makc@) ) is the committer I
>> am writing about.
>> And I CC:ed the kde@ mailing list, but got reply only from Max. I quoted
>> it here ("we can't just remove it...")  - he is not going to fix it, and
>> he is not replying to my e-mails anymore.
>> That is why I am trying to find someone who can help with this
>> situation.
> After looking at the patch, it would seem that you would need to set
> your CFLAGS in /etc/make.conf to do what it (the patch) removed. 
> Other than that, maintaining your own local port of cmake would be an
> alternative to investigate.
Sure, but why should I? And which one - debug or release? And why does
this happen on FreeBSD only?
It looks like someone failed to set up custom (i.e. system) CFLAGS in
his own cmake build and decided to patch cmake. In this case I would
suggest that person to go read the manual instead of breaking of the
port for the others.

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