[vdr] VDR version 1.4.1, pic issue

Udo Richter udo_richter at gmx.de
Sun Jun 11 18:03:13 CEST 2006

Prakash Punnoor wrote:
> But If I set flags in Make.conf, the -fPIc doesn't get 
> added for plugins, and I can't seem to make this happen by patching (I don't 
> know much about Makefile syntax) other than adding -fPIC directly into 
> the %.o: %.c rule line in each plugin's Makefile.

This is a fundamental problem, since Make.config is used for VDR core 
*and* plugins. There is currently no mechanism to set CXXFLAGS for 
plugins differently than for core VDR.

Probably the easiest way is to add -fPIC to Make.config anyway, even if 
core VDR doesn't need it. Enforcing the -fPIC flag even if it is not 
part of CXXFLAGS is not the way to go, you cannot expect every compiler 
to understand it.

Implementing something like PLUGINCXXFLAGS for plugins would do the job, 
but since you'll never get all plugins to support it, its not the final 
solution either.

Another good solution would be to do a conditional part in Make.config, 
like this:
--- Make.config.template	2006-05-28 15:08:29.687375000 +0200
+++ Make.config.template	2006-06-11 17:50:14.467000000 +0200
@@ -16,6 +16,11 @@
  CXX      = g++
  CXXFLAGS = -g -O2 -Wall -Woverloaded-virtual

+ifdef PLUGIN
  ### The directory environment:

  #DVBDIR   = /usr/src/v4l-dvb/linux

The existence of the PLUGIN makefile variable should work for almost all 
plugins. Another way would be to set some marker variable at the 
beginning of the VDR Makefile, or to move the VDRVERSION declaration in 
front of the -include statement. (but of course for core VDR only, not 
for plugin makefiles)



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