[Rd] R-beta_2010-10-02_r53128 fails to compile on FreeBSD

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at gwdg.de
Sun Oct 3 19:03:25 CEST 2010

On 03.10.2010 18:38 (UTC+1), Peter Dalgaard wrote:
> On 10/03/2010 05:58 PM, Prof Brian Ripley wrote:
>> On Sun, 3 Oct 2010, Rainer Hurling wrote:
>> ...
>>>>> Is this a known error? I would really appreciate if someone could give
>>>>> me a hint.
>>>> Not known, and as it is a POSIX construction almost all OSes have it.
>>> Hmmm. It seems its implementation in FreeBSD (CURRENT) is a little different
>>> from other OSes?
>>>> Can you try (in sysutils.c and sys-unix.c) replacing
>>>> #ifdef HAVE_SYS_WAIT_H
>>>> by
>>>> #if defined(HAVE_SYS_WAIT_H)&&  defined(WEXITSTATUS)
>>>> ?
>>> Yes, with this patch in both files all works again. I tried it with gcc-4.4.5
>>> and gcc-4.5.2. Is there any chance to get it in the release (R-2.12.0)?
>> Yes, of course.  (After a little more testing on other platforms.)
> Only it strikes me that it might be plugging the wrong hole. I.e., that
> the real issue is that somehow we're not including sys/wait.h in all
> cases. Would it perchance also work to have
> #ifdef HAVE_SYS_WAIT_H
> #include<sys/wait.h>
> #endif

Just as a note. This (#include<sys/wait.h>) also works on FreeBSD.

Rainer Hurling

> somewhere at the top of the files that use the two macros (sysutils.c
> and sys-unix.c AFAICS).
> "&&  defined(WEXITSTATUS)" probably won't break anything that wasn't
> already broken, but it does insert a default definition that could
> conflict with the one intended for the OS (that's what include files and
> macros are for, after all).

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