Subject: error: 'REG_STARTEND' undeclared
To: None <>
From: Raymond Meyer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/24/2007 22:52:19
Hi, I'm trying to build NetBSD-current on Sparc Solaris, and it fails when it tries to
build tools:

 cc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I/opt/src/tools/file/../../dist/file/src -I.. -DMAGIC=\"/opt/tools.sparc64/share/file/magic\" -O -c /opt/src/tools/file/../../dist/file/src/softmagic.c -o softmagic.o
/opt/src/tools/file/../../dist/file/src/softmagic.c: In function 'magiccheck':
/opt/src/tools/file/../../dist/file/src/softmagic.c:1535: error: 'REG_STARTEND' undeclared (first use in this function)
/opt/src/tools/file/../../dist/file/src/softmagic.c:1535: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
/opt/src/tools/file/../../dist/file/src/softmagic.c:1535: error: for each function it appears in.)
*** [softmagic.lo] Error code 1
1 error

Googling around seems to suggest that REG_STARTEND should be defined
somewhere in system headers, and it does not exist on Solaris. Looks like
others had similar problems compiling GNU file on Solaris.

Could anyone have a look at it and see if it can be fixed so that it builds on