[elinks-users] Can't compile eLinks Debian (PowerMac; Kernel 2.4.22)

Jonas Fonseca fonseca at diku.dk
Mon Jan 30 18:02:52 PST 2006


Phillip Pi <ant at zimage.com> wrote Sun, Jan 29, 2006:
> Hello, I just downloaded and tried to compile eLinks v0.11.1 but make failed:

Hello, thanks for reporting this.

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> $ uname -a
> Linux dustball 2.4.22-pmac-benh-dm-evms_sorta-1 #4 Mon Oct 20 21:58:29 PDT 2003 ppc 
> GNU/Linux

Is this really Debian? I am using (the Debian-based) Ubuntu and do not
have this problem.

> $ ./configure ; make 
[...]
> checking for special C compiler options needed for large files... no
> checking for _FILE_OFFSET_BITS value needed for large files... 64
> checking for _LARGE_FILES value needed for large files... no
> checking for size_t... yes
> checking for off_t... yes

So off_t is found. Good.

[...]
> make[4]: Leaving directory 
> `/u00/home/ant/download/elinks-0.11.1/src/document/html/parser'
>       [CC]   src/document/html/frames.o
>       [CC]   src/document/html/parser.o
>       [CC]   src/document/html/renderer.o
> In file included from ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:6,
>                  from renderer.c:13:
> ../../.././src/util/time.h:44: error: syntax error before 'n'

But off_t is not defined before used here and in cache.h below.

> In file included from renderer.c:13:
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:47: error: syntax error before 'off_t'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:47: warning: no semicolon at end of struct or union
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:48: warning: type defaults to 'int' in declaration of 
> 'data_size'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:48: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:54: error: syntax error before ':' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:55: error: syntax error before ':' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:56: error: syntax error before ':' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:57: error: syntax error before ':' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:58: error: syntax error before ':' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:63: error: syntax error before ':' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:66: error: syntax error before '}' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:71: error: syntax error before 'off_t'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:71: warning: no semicolon at end of struct or union
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:72: warning: type defaults to 'int' in declaration of 
> 'length'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:72: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:73: error: syntax error before 'real_length'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:73: warning: type defaults to 'int' in declaration of 
> 'real_length'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:73: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:75: error: syntax error before '}' token
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:106: error: syntax error before 'off_t'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:116: error: syntax error before 'off_t'
> ../../.././src/cache/cache.h:118: error: syntax error before 'off_t'
> renderer.c: In function 'html_special':
> renderer.c:1679: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> renderer.c:1680: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> renderer.c:1688: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> renderer.c:1691: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> renderer.c:1692: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> renderer.c: In function 'render_html_document':
> renderer.c:1940: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> renderer.c:1940: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> renderer.c:1945: error: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
> make[3]: *** [renderer.o] Error 1
> make[3]: Leaving directory `/u00/home/ant/download/elinks-0.11.1/src/document/html'
> make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[2]: Leaving directory `/u00/home/ant/download/elinks-0.11.1/src/document'
> make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/u00/home/ant/download/elinks-0.11.1/src'
> make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1

> I did not have problems with the previous versions (before v0.11.0).
> What's wrong? Thank you in advance. :)

During 0.11 development we began to use off_t to better support large
files. By the looks of the output of configure the off_t type is
available but the correct system header files are not included.
src/elinks.h (which is always included before any other ELinks header
file) includes various files in src/osdep/ that should define off_t.

Could you dig out in what file the off_t type it is found on your
system running something like this:

	find /usr/include/sys -name '*.h' | xargs grep off_t | grep typedef

maybe removing '/sys' and '| grep typedef' if no results are found.

-- 
Jonas Fonseca



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