Subject: -current and netatalk - compiling weirdness
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: William R. Dickson <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/14/1997 13:00:58
Hi all,

I was wondering if anybody else had seen some strange behavior while
compiling under -current.  I'm using the June mac68k snapshot, source I
downloaded on the 11th, and the new config.  I saw the symptoms while
trying to build Adrian Sun's netatalk modifications.

Basically, the first three times I tried to make, it hung up on
etc/atalkd/main.c complaining about a variable named "i_namee".  Adrian
and I searched, and could find no such typo anywhere.  (Each time I made,
I did a "make clean" first in etc/atalkd.)

Then, on the fourth try, having changed no files, the error was instead
about a variable named "i__name".  And finally, after another make clean
and make, it compiled successfully.
Adrian thinks this points to a problem with the -current compiler or
libraries.  The fact that the error changed and then went away without
changes to the source code sure seems suspicious.

Any ideas?



 William R. Dickson -- Consuming the Earth's limited resources since 1968  <>  <>  VNB3T, VSC1T, VSX1T

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