Getting the entire configure.cflags variable

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Thu Oct 2 13:34:28 PDT 2014

On Oct 2, 2014, at 3:25 PM, Sean Farley wrote:

> This seems very odd but is there a variable that stores the complete
> string of what will eventually be CFLAGS in the environment
> (e.g. CFLAGS=foo ./configure --args) passed to a command?
> If you're like me, you're thinking: "Of course there is, use
> configure.cflags!" But that only holds a substring:
> pre-configure {
>  puts "configure.cflags: ${configure.cflags}"
> }
> will output: "configure.cflags: -Os"
> but the actual environment variable is set to "-pipe -Os -arch
> x86_64". The arch argument is supplied by the configure.cc_archflags
> variable.
> So, is there a way to get the entire environment variable CFLAGS (and
> friends) within a portfile?

Unfortunately as far as I can tell the answer is no. Many variables are added to ${configure.cflags} right before the command is run and after the port has any opportunity to intercept it or learn about it.

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