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Re: Build failure for editors/nedit on SLES 11

On Thu, Mar 20, 2014 at 08:44:09 -0400, Greg Troxel wrote:
> Iain Morgan <> writes (trimmed here):
> > The current version of editors/nedit fails to build on SLES 11 with the
> > following output:
> >
> > prefFile.c:356: error: 'uintptr_t' undeclared (first use in this function)
> >
> > The problem is that source/preference.c (and other files) does not
> > include stdint.h. The easiest solution seems to be to create config.h at
> > the top level of the source distribution, containing #include <stdint.h>
> > and appending -DHAVE_CONFIG_H to CFLAGS in makefiles/Makefile.netbsd.
> Semi-interestingly, this builds fine on NetBSD, but that doesn't mean it
> was right.  Grepping the sources, the only uintptr_t I find is in that
> file, and it was added recently to avoid a compiler warning.  So I just
> added stdint in that file, which is much easier than adjusting the
> build.  Please let me know if it builds for you now.

Actually, I tried that approach first. It manages to get further, but
encounters a similar problem with another file. Unfortunately, I did not
make a note of what that file was. I was disinclined to add the missing
include file to a bunch of files, which is why I adopted the approach in
my original post.

A grep for intptr_t shows the following files:


> I see that nedit has a lot of patches.  Perhaps you could report the
> needed cast in prefFile.c and missing include of stdint upstream, so
> that these issues can be fixed in the next release:-)

Yeah, it is rather ancient, but we have users that need it.

Iain Morgan

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