findutils-4.1 compilation error
mplee at shaw.ca
Thu Jan 9 18:02:05 PST 2003
On Thursday 09 January 2003 18:53, you wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 09, 2003 at 05:57:25PM -0700, Mark Lee wrote:
> > > 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.
> > Try the patch I posted yesterday (or the day before). I think that should
> > make it work.
> The point wasn't that it worked without -D_GNU_SOURCE
> but that it worked without that flag on something non-x86.
> Pinski didn't say anything about -D_GNU_SOURCE breaking
Ok, I see what you mean. I think this is because the -D_GNU_SOURCE exposes all
of the gnu extensions, so name conflicts are more likely. But, if you get the
package to work with the _GNU_SOURCE, than it will be more likely to work on
non-x86 systems (which I think is why it was added).
My patch should do the second part (getting it to work with -D_GNU_SOURCE). I
think in general, the _GNU_SOURCE is always good practice (in gnu software),
but you have to make sure it doesn't break anything (which in this case it
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