Diffutils-2.7

Clark Ashton Smith CAS at FutureRealms.com
Thu Nov 30 08:58:27 PST 2000


Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> 
> On Tue, 03 Oct 2000, you wrote:
> > Hi, ... diffutils the one with
> > problems. I got this error trying to compile it:
> >
> > /usr/lib/libc.a(regex.o): warning: common of `re_syntax_options'
> > overridden by definition
> > regex.o: warning: defined here
> > /usr/lib/libc.a(regex.o): In function `init_syntax_once':
> > /usr/src/packages/BUILD/glibc-2.1/posix/regex.c:180: multiple definition
> > of `re_max_failures'
> > regex.o:/lfs/usr/src/diffutils-2.7/regex.c:112: first defined here
> > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> > make: *** [diff] Error 1
> >
> > I'm on a SuSE 6.2 intel system, egcs 2.91.66. I've just skipped that app
> > for the moment an kept on going with the next ones.
> > What can I do to succesfully compile?
> 
> Try this:
> sed s/re_max_failures/re_max_failures2/ regex.c >regex-new.c
> mv regex-new.c regex.c
> 
> now compile it again. The CPPFLAGS that's set before you run the configure
> script is supposed to do that, but apparently your compiler (actually the C
> PreProcessor (cpp) doens't listen to it or somehow bash doesn't pass the
> variable properly (it happens very ocasionally).
> 
> --
> Gerard Beekmans

I'm on SuSE 6.4 and had the same error. Deleting the 
diffutils' source dir and unbzipping it again did not 
help. Using Gerard's sed fix worked.  Thanks.

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