Subject: lib/8147: Missing declarations in termcap.h
To: None <>
From: Richard Earnshaw <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 08/05/1999 03:14:50
>Number:         8147
>Category:       lib
>Synopsis:       Missing declarations in termcap.h
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    lib-bug-people (Library Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Aug  5 03:05:00 1999
>Originator:     Richard Earnshaw
>Release:        NetBSD-current<NetBSD-current source date>
System: NetBSD shark1 1.4F NetBSD 1.4F (SHARK) #42: Mon Jul 12 14:07:55 BST 1999 rearnsha@shark1:/usr/src/sys/arch/arm32/compile/SHARK arm32

	/usr/include/termcap.h is missing extern declarations for
	PC, BC, UP and ospeed despite the fact that the man-page suggests
	they will be declared.  The FreeBSD implementation has declarations
	for all of these.

	It is interesting to note that the PR that introduced termcap.h to
	libterm has these variables in the suggested patch, but they never
	appeared in the repository.  I've no idea why they would need to
	be left out, so perhaps it is oversight.

	Try to build any standard gnu package that builds texinfo/info
	(eg the official FSF gdb distribution); in particular the file
	texinfo/info/terminal.c.  The version in /usr/src/gnu/dist has 
	been grossly hacked to work around this deficiency.


		extern char PC;
		extern char *BC, *UP;

		extern short ospeed;

	to lib/libterm/termcap.h