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sr #110307: Upstream: netbsd/patch-lib_autoconf_fortran.m4

Submitter:  Remi Attab <rattab>
Submitted:  Mon 07 Sep 2020 06:34:38 PM UTC
Priority:  * 2 - Eventually Severity:  2 - Minor
Status:  Need Info Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  None Open/Closed:  Open
Operating System:  *BSD
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Fri 08 Dec 2023 01:53:46 PM UTC, comment #1: 

The patch needs to be reviewed and probably rewritten by someone familiar with the landscape of Fortran compilers.  It is unclear why NetBSD made this change in the first place, so contacts within that community who can help track that down are also desired.

Zack Weinberg <zackw>
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Mon 07 Sep 2020 06:34:38 PM UTC, original submission:  

`Rpath is a linker option, so prefix it with -Wl. Bump revision.`

Patch can be merged as is but needs to be validated for correctness.

Comments from Zack W.

> The macro being changed is quite hairy and I think this is higher-risk than it looks. -Wl, is a GCC feature (also supported by LLVM). It may be necessary to do something cleverer here to make sure this still works with other Fortran compilers.  Please file a bug for this one.  If you can dig up discussion of why the change was made on the NetBSD mailing lists, commit history, etc. that would be really helpful.

Wasn't able to find any mailing list threads related to this although I may just be bad at tracking down information in mailing lists. Otherwise, will try reaching out to the author and see if he can provide additional context.

Upstream patch triage project:

Remi Attab <rattab>


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file #49760:  patch-lib_autoconf_fortran.m4 added by rattab (498B - application/x-m4)


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    2023-12-08 zackw Priority1 - Blocked 2 - Eventually
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