Subject: Re: FreeBSD misses malloc.h
To: Julio M. Merino Vidal <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Juan RP <email@example.com>
Date: 07/23/2003 17:22:58
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On Wed, 23 Jul 2003 13:33:57 +0200
"Julio M. Merino Vidal" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I see several PRs that attempt to fix the build of packages in FreeBSD.
> This system does not include a malloc.h header, so programs need to include
> stdlib.h. In NetBSD we have a compatibility malloc.h header that simply
> includes stdlib.h.
> I wonder if we could generate such header on the fly inside the buildlink
> directory when the OS is FreeBSD so that packages can be compiled without
> extra patching (which may be very large, some times). If this seems ok,
> where could it be done? On a package basis? (doing it automatically for
> *all* packages seems wrong to me as their configure script, if any, could
> be doing the right thing already).
malloc.h in FreeBSD -current:
#error "<malloc.h> has been replaced by <stdlib.h>"
The problem here is that __STDC__ always is defined.
No idea how fix it.
Juan RP <email@example.com>
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