On Mon, Nov 03, 2008 at 03:17:26PM +0100, Hubert Feyrer wrote: | More data points: | | creating a separate build directory, changing to it, and then running | NetBSD's configure and building does not work, giving the listed error: | | sh ~/cvs/src-5/dist/file/configure --prefix=$HOME/file.bin ; make | | However, insisting that file offset is 32bit (instead of the 64bit | detected by configure), it works: | | env ac_cv_sys_file_offset_bits=32 sh ~/cvs/src-5/dist/file/configure --prefix=$HOME/file.bin ; make | | Funny enough, taking latest (vanilla) 4.26 file sources, things build | fine. So my gut feeling is that it's not configure that's goofing up, but | that there's some missing #define to tell "use 64bit!" when building on | Solaris. | | If anyone got some smart hints, let me know. :) I've run into this problem before; where AC_SYS_LARGEFILE doesn't do the right thing on Solaris. The problem is explained better at: http://ac-archive.sourceforge.net/largefile/broken-builds.html In summary, file/configure needs to ensure that it pulls in its "config.h" (which may have defines for _FILE_OFFSET_BITS) before it pulls in any other (system) header. I'll attempt to get a test system up & running to reproduce the problem you're seeing, and I may even be able to generate some fixes to feed "upstream" back to Christos. (Unless you or Christos beat me to the punch :) cheers, Luke.
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