question and suggestion

Ainsley Pereira lfs-discuss at
Sat Oct 21 13:44:49 PDT 2000

In message <39F0A873.27557.1DAA44 at localhost>
          "Matthias Benkmann" <mbenkmann at> wrote:

> What does the -Dre_max.... switch do when compiling diffutils?

In some packages, they define a variable called 're_max_failures' (or whatever
it is), which clashes with one defined in the version of glibc we all use, so
the -D (define) flag effectively renames the one in the package to something
else, so that it doesn't clash, and does compile.


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