Subject: Re: HELP - Compiling a program that requires alloca.h
To: None <JohnAM@datastorm.com>
From: Charles M. Hannum <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 05/19/1995 15:05:08
I am trying to compile xfm-1.3.2 and all was okay till I couldn't find
alloca.h. I notice that Linux was mentioned as a platform on with it has
been built, so I got a copy of alloca.h and features.h (required by
alloca.h) and tried my luck. this time I get...
parse error before `_alloca' (this is the first extern statement)
parse error before `alloca' (this is the second exterm statement)
Well, what did you expect? __ptr_t isn't defined on NetBSD. It's an
artifact of the GNU C library.
The proper solution is to make xfm not include alloca.h on NetBSD.