Subject: Re: SDL troubles.
To: gabriel rosenkoetter <>
From: None <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/31/2001 16:02:26
On Thu, May 31, 2001 at 06:26:23PM -0400, gabriel rosenkoetter wrote:
> Trying to compile a piece of software (not something I wrote) which
> wants to use SDL 1.1.6 or later (we have 1.2.0 in pkgsrc, which I'm
> using), I get these compile errors:

[long lines snipped]

> Anyone have a ballpark feel on how difficult fixing this (in SDL--the
> error is pretty clearly there, not in the software I'm trying to
> compile) is going to be?

I believe the error is in the software you are trying to compile.
I could not find reference to FileSpecifier or any of the missing
methods anywhere in the SDL source, so I am guessing you'd have the
same difficulty building this software on other platforms.

> I'm about to take a look at it (I'm not even sure what they're
> trying to do that's so special that they don't know how to do it on
> our basically POSIX-compliant system), but I wouldn't want to
> replicate work someone else is alredy doing...

Those functions all look self-descriptive and relatively simple.
Some look like Win32/MSVC functions (I recognize SplitPath,
CreateDirectory and ReadDirectory).

So I am guessing that whoever wrote the software you're trying to build
wrote it for Windows.  You can find references of the Win32 API (readable
in Netscape) on  You might also refer to the source
for WINE and TWIN.  I made a clone of the DOS-style splitpath() for
the textproc/helpdeco package.

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