findutils-4.1 compilation error

Edward Pinski pinskie at
Thu Jan 9 16:41:27 PST 2003

> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 02:18:25PM -0600, Kelledin wrote:
> > >
> > 
> > How odd.  Must be some quirk of older libc's--the problem didn't 
> > occur on my system.  Then again, I'm building LFS off of LFS.
> > 
> > If you have the time, could you try the attached patch in Ch. 5?  
> I do not see an attachment.

Okay from reading why -D_GNU_SOURCE was added to the CPPFLAGS, 

January 6th, 2003 [gerard]: Chapter 05+06 - Findutils: Added
CPPFLAGS=-D_GNU_SOURCE to promote proper compiling on non-x86 architectures.

This isn't exactly true.  I just attempted to compile findutils on my IBM
RS/6000 43P-133, which is of PPC arch.  I have Debian 2.2r7 on there for
now since I have not yet done the LFS on it, but without the
-D_GNU_SOURCE it compiled just fine.  So as far as it fixing for
non-x86, this is not entirely true at all, Maybe tomorrow or something,
I'll try it on my Sun Sparcsation 10, plain ol' sparc arch there.

Edward Pinski
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