[OpenAFS] "package" won't build 1.4.1-rc2
Wed, 04 Jan 2006 18:18:23 -0500
On Wednesday, January 04, 2006 12:02:18 PM -0500 Andrew Bacchi
> OK, I know this is very old technology, but we still use 'package' for
> WS updates.
> Here is the compile error, I've looked through the package files, but I
> can't tell which value is void that shouldn't be. This built fine in
> 1.2.13. Thanks.
You haven't told us what platform or compiler you're using, but I'm going
to guess that it's a recent Linux using gcc 4. The thing that changed here
is not OpenAFS; it's your compiler.
The complaint is not that a value is void that shouldn't be.
The complaint is that a value that _is_ void is not being ignored.
Specifically, sync() returns void, but we are comparing its return value as
if it were an integer. This is a perfectly reasonable thing to do; it
wasn't until relatively recently that some platforms started declaring
sync(2) as returning void. The reason you're losing is that you've
switched to a compiler that is rather more pedantic about such things than
the one you were using before.
You might consider sending a report to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I bet the gatekeepers would be happy if you included a patch.
-- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <email@example.com>
Sr. Research Systems Programmer
School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA