Subject: Re: Dealing with ageing platforms
To: None <>
From: Joerg Sonnenberger <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 04/22/2007 14:17:50
On Sun, Apr 22, 2007 at 02:11:22PM +0200, Tobias Nygren wrote:
> Brain damage #1 is that the definition of select(2) lives in sys/time.h
> instead of sys/select.h. I'd like to fix this by always using a
> ${WRKDIR}/.buildlink/include/sys/select.h that includes <sys/time.h>.

Does it have no select in unistd.h? That one is supposed to work on all
platforms that I know of.

> Brain damage #2 is that we don't have stdint.h. Could be fixed in a
> similar way.

inttypes.h, stddef.h and a few others come to mind as well.

> My proposed solution is to create a pkgtools/posix_headers package and
> to make that a BUILD_DEPENDS on broken platforms.


> Thoughts?

Suggest headers.