Subject: HylaFAX woes
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Rob Healey <>
List: current-users
Date: 03/06/1995 00:32:36
	Question for any port that has gotten HylaFax to run:

	Did you get faxgetty to run? I'm on the Amiga m68k port to be specific,
	using gcc 2.6.3 and libg++-2.6.2. It appears that the fax getty
	code passes an array of structures to generic routines which then
	choke since the original array structure data doesn't jibe with the
	structure it's cast to. i.e.

	struct foo {
	char * name
	mode_t p
	mode_t def

	is the original structure that is passed to a helper routine as
	a void pointer. This pointer is then cast to a structure that
	looks like:

	struct baz {
	char * name
	void * p
	void * def

	Looks harmless enough but mode_t is a 16 bit quantity in NetBSD
	and a void * is a 32 bit quantity. Thus pointer math no workee.

	Specifically foo is a filemode structure in ServerConfig.c++ and
	baz is a tag structure in FaxConfig.c++.

	Any ideas? Is C++ supposed to magically handle the type conversions
	from filemode*->void*->tag* ?