Subject: Re: constifying stdlib.h made building stable tools fail on current
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Christos Zoulas <email@example.com>
Date: 05/24/2004 17:12:54
In article <20040524151903.GA3881@himo.salmi.ch>,
Jukka Salmi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Jukka Salmi --> current-users (2004-05-10 12:58:16 +0200):
>> the changes to src/include/stdlib.h after revision 1.64 made building stable
>> tools fail on a current system.
>(the functions involved are cgetent(), cgetfirst() and cgetnext();
>for details see PR 25544)
>What is the right way to solve this problem? Should the stable sources be
>modified to match -current prototypes? Or is it just "not supported" to
>build stable tools on -current?
>Help is appreciated.
>$ ((RANDOM%6)) || rm -rf ~
I don't know. Providing backwards compatibility for something like this
seems to require a lot of overhead. Why not upgrade to the current tools
if you are going to be using current?