[OpenAFS] "package" won't build 1.4.1-rc2

Andrew Bacchi bacchi@rpi.edu
05 Jan 2006 09:21:23 -0500

I failed to send this reply to the list, sorry.

Thank you Jeffery, for pointing me it the right direction.  I'll
certainly look into it, and try to come up with a reasonable patch.  I
am using RH AS 4 for this platform with a 2.6 kernel.

It does appear to me that there have been changes to 'src/package/'
directory since 1.2.13.  I'm not sure if it affects the 'packageExecute'
function, but file sizes in this directory have been modified.  I would
expect no change, unless someone did some work on it, right?  I will try
to diff the files.

Regarding the compiler, is this a large enough difference in versions to
be the cause?

The gcc compiler on RH AS 3 is
gcc version 3.2.3 20030502 (Red Hat Linux 3.2.3-52)

The gcc compiler on RH AS 4 is
gcc version 3.4.4 20050721 (Red Hat 3.4.4-2)

On Wed, 2006-01-04 at 18:18, Jeffrey Hutzelman wrote:

> 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 openafs-bugs@openafs.org.
> I bet the gatekeepers would be happy if you included a patch.
> -- Jeffrey T. Hutzelman (N3NHS) <jhutz+@cmu.edu>
>    Sr. Research Systems Programmer
>    School of Computer Science - Research Computing Facility
>    Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA
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Andrew Bacchi
Staff Systems Programmer
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
phone: 518 276-6415  fax: 518 276-2809