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ax_add_fortify_source

Synopsis

AX_ADD_FORTIFY_SOURCE

Description

Check whether -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 can be added to CPPFLAGS without macro redefinition warnings, other cpp warnings or linker. Some distributions (such as Gentoo Linux) enable _FORTIFY_SOURCE globally in their compilers, leading to unnecessary warnings in the form of

   <command-line>:0:0: error: "_FORTIFY_SOURCE" redefined [-Werror]
  <built-in>: note: this is the location of the previous definition

which is a problem if -Werror is enabled. This macro checks whether _FORTIFY_SOURCE is already defined, and if not, adds -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 to CPPFLAGS.

Newer mingw-w64 msys2 package comes with a bug in headers-git-7.0.0.5546.d200317d-1. It broke -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE support, and would need -lssp or -fstack-protector. See https://github.com/msys2/MINGW-packages/issues/5803. Try to actually link it.

Source Code

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License

Copyright © 2017 David Seifert soap@gentoo.org
Copyright © 2019 Reini Urban rurban@cpan.org

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