Compileproblems with fileutils-4.0

Gerard Beekmans gerard at linuxfromscratch.org
Thu Jan 11 09:30:22 PST 2001


On January 11, 2001 12:24 pm, John Nielsen wrote:
> It works like a charm now...
>
> Since im new to LFS i just have to ask...
> What the heck does the patch(es) do?

It edits the dircolors.c file and removes line 40 which contains:
	char *strndup();

That construction isn't valid anymore in the newer C standards; you don't 
have to declare strndup before you use it. This was actually already changed 
in glibc-2.1.3, but the gcc-2.95.2 compiler never complained about it and 
silenty ignored it apparently. But with glibc-2.2 the compiler does complain 
about it (glibc is more strict about it now) so we need to patch it up and 
remove the faulty line.

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