Subject: Re: pkg/32971: cad/qcad macros undefined on MacOS X
To: None <,,>
From: John D. Baker <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 03/04/2006 08:30:02
The following reply was made to PR pkg/32971; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "John D. Baker" <>
Subject: Re: pkg/32971: cad/qcad macros undefined on MacOS X
Date: Sat, 4 Mar 2006 02:26:29 -0600 (CST)

 On Thu, 2 Mar 2006 wrote:
 >  On Thu, Mar 02, 2006 at 11:00:00PM +0000, wrote:
 >  > Building cad/qcad on MacOS X fails as follows:
 >  This should be fixed in response to pkg/32924, is your tree current? Do you
 >  use 2005Q4?
 Please note that this PR is very different from pkg/32924.  In that one,
 the pkgsrc/cad/qcad/Makefile omitted "Darwin" as a valid BSD-type OS
 preventing any _attempt_ to build qcad.  That has been fixed, and the
 subsequent phases of the process progress up to the "build" phase.
 This PR, then, refers to failure due to errors _during_ the build phase.
 The key feature is that during the build of 'rappwin.cpp', _both_
 "RUNNING_LINUX" and "RUNNING_WINDOWS" are undefined/unset.  This occurs
 because there is currently no way for the various conditionals in
 "work/qcad-1.5.4/rprgdef.h" to detect an OS type for Darwin/MacOS X.
 There is no "__DARWIN__" symbol in Apple's gcc/g++ or their related
 components, even if the conditional discussed in this PR were so augmented.
 Other packages that compile on Darwin/MacOS X include a "-D__DARWIN__"
 in one or another compiler flag macro definitions (CFLAGS? CXXFLAGS?)
 in the distribution Makefile which can then be detected by appropriate
 conditional compilation directives in the sources/headers.
 My workaround was to augment the conditional in rprgdef.h to include
 compiler symbols that _would_ be likely to identify a MacOS X system
 and cause the various distribution-defined macros to be set appropriately.
 Perhaps a more complete solution would be a selectively-applied patch
 if a Darwin/MacOS X system is detected to add the "-D__DARWIN__" macro
 definition to an appropriate compiler flag macro in the distribution
 Makefile with a suitably-augmented conditional compilation statement
 in rprgdef.h?
 I know it goes against policy to do platform-specific patches in the
 distribution files, but is this one so different from what's already
 done to detect __NetBSD__, __OpenBSD__, and __FreeBSD__?
 I'm updating pkgsrc on another MacOS X system now, so I'll see if I can
 create such a patch as I describe, but I wouldn't know how to make it
 apply conditionally.
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