findutils-4.1 compilation error

Kelledin kelledin+LFS at
Thu Jan 9 21:00:06 PST 2003

On Thursday 09 January 2003 10:08 pm, Edward Pinski wrote:
> Okay let me say this, if -D_GNU_SOURCE was added to "aid"
> compliation on non-x86 platforms, yet non-x86 platforms(PPC at
> least) do not need it, there should be no point in having the
> -D_GNU_SOURCE at all. That is, if the reason why it says in
> the Changelog is the exact reason why it was added to the
> book, because if it was, it's not entirely true, at least for
> me on PPC.  That being, I was suggesting it to be dropped from
> the book, since there is really no reason to have it in the
> book in the first place.

It was added to "aid" compilation on 64-bit platforms.  32-bit 
platforms shouldn't have a problem to begin with.

"If a server crashes in a server farm and no one pings it, does 
it still cost four figures to fix?"

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