buildd log scanner tag W-dpkg-buildflags-missing

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(Hardening) Flags are missing in some compiler commands.

dpkg-buildflags(1) is used to provide a default set of flags for all compiler commands and should be used by all packages. This warning implicates that (some) flags from dpkg-buildflags are not respected.

dpkg-buildflags also contains hardening flags which enable protections against certain vulnerabilities like buffer overflows, format string attacks, GOT overwrites, etc. A release goal of wheezy is to enable the hardening flags for many packages.

This warning was generated by blhc, see the link for more information and limitations. Run it manually on the build log to get more detailed information. Please report false positives/negatives and other bugs in blhc.

See the following links for more information about hardening:

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