Subject: pwlib doesn't build
To: None <>
From: Berndt Josef Wulf <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 09/01/2007 14:47:35

pkgsrc/devel/pwlib fails to build due to gcc4 complaining about missing type 
definition in header file, see below:

c++ -D_REENTRANT -fno-exceptions -Wall -I/usr/pkgsrc/devel/pwlib/work/pwlib/include -Os -O2 -felide-constructors -x 
c++ -c ../../ptclib/asner.cxx  -fPIC -DPIC -o /usr/pkgsrc/devel/pwlib/work/pwlib/lib/obj_NetBSD_x86_r/.libs/asner.o
/usr/pkgsrc/devel/pwlib/work/pwlib/include/ptlib/timer.h:363: error: ISO C++ 
forbids declaration of 'PTimerList' with no type
/usr/pkgsrc/devel/pwlib/work/pwlib/include/ptlib/timer.h:363: error: 
expected ';' before '*' token

This problem is highlighted in PR#35040 (12-Nov-2006) and PR#35988 
(12-Mar-2007). Although PR#35988 was assigned to solaris-pkg-people, this is 
a general problem thanks to gcc4.x and not platform related.

Any thoughts on how to fix this?

Perhaps upgrading it to a later version would help? Current release is 1.11.1

cheerio Berndt