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cmd/go: add -I= to cgo CFLAGS safelist #34449

craig65535 opened this issue Sep 21, 2019 · 1 comment

cmd/go: add -I= to cgo CFLAGS safelist #34449

craig65535 opened this issue Sep 21, 2019 · 1 comment


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@craig65535 craig65535 commented Sep 21, 2019

What version of Go are you using (go version)?

$ go version
go version go1.13 darwin/amd64

Does this issue reproduce with the latest release?


What did you do?

I want to add /Applications/ as an include path, but I want my go script to be able to handle different Xcode installation paths and SDKs.

In gcc, this is done by specifying an include path that is relative to the sdkroot. This can be done with -I=. See

If dir begins with ‘=’ or $SYSROOT, then the ‘=’ or $SYSROOT is replaced by the sysroot prefix; see --sysroot and -isysroot.

I found that in go 1.9.2, I was able to put this include path in cgo lines as follows:

#cgo darwin CFLAGS:-I
#cgo darwin CFLAGS:=/usr/include/libxml2

However, I upgraded to go 1.13 and this no longer works.

What did you expect to see?

A working build

What did you see instead?

An error: "invalid flag in #cgo CFLAGS: -I =/usr/include/libxml2 (see"

@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor changed the title Add -I= to cgo CFLAGS safelist cmd/go: add -I= to cgo CFLAGS safelist Sep 22, 2019
@ianlancetaylor ianlancetaylor added this to the Go1.14 milestone Sep 22, 2019

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@gopherbot gopherbot commented Sep 22, 2019

Change mentions this issue: cmd/go: allow -I= in cgo CFLAGS

@gopherbot gopherbot closed this in c4fbaee Sep 24, 2019
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