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Re: more CVS build failures on RedHat 8


From: Derek Robert Price
Subject: Re: more CVS build failures on RedHat 8
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 11:40:52 -0500
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Jim Salter wrote:

I haven't worked out the patches for these, yet. Sorry. And if there's a better person/email alias to send these failure notices to, please let me know.


<address@hidden> is the appropriate list. We also like to see these in the issues database on ccvs.cvshome.org for tracking purposes, but since more people are using bug-cvs at the moment, it is still useful to notify bug-cvs that a new issue has been created. bug-cvs cc'd.

CVS build failure with --disable-cvs-ndbm:

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I../lib -I../diff -I../zlib -I/usr/kerberos/include -g -O2 -c `test -f 'add.c' || echo './'`add.c
   In file included from add.c:27:
   cvs.h:151:18: ndbm.h: No such file or directory
   In file included from add.c:27:
   cvs.h:491: parse error before '*' token
   cvs.h:491: warning: data definition has no type or storage class
   cvs.h:600: parse error before '*' token
   In file included from add.c:27:
cvs.h:706: parse error before '*' token


I'd love to see an AC_REPLACE_FUNC style patch for this. I looked into what it would take once and I don't think it would be overly complicated, but it wouldn't quite be trivial since the myndbm included with CVS and the ndbm library I looked at (gdbm?) don't implement the same API.

CVS build failure: --disable-password-authenticated-client

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I../lib -I../diff -I../zlib -I/usr/kerberos/include -g -O2 -c `test -f 'client.c' || echo './'`client.c
   client.c:85: warning: `struct hostent' declared inside parameter list
client.c:85: warning: its scope is only this definition or declaration, which is probably not what you want
   client.c:139: warning: `struct hostent' declared inside parameter list
   client.c: In function `connect_to_gserver':
   client.c:4261: argument `hostinfo' doesn't match prototype
   client.c:85: prototype declaration
   client.c:4273: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
   client.c:4275: dereferencing pointer to incomplete type
make[2]: *** [client.o] Error 1


Fix committed.

CVS build failure: --without-editor

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I.. -I../lib -I../diff -I../zlib -I/usr/kerberos/include -g -O2 -c `test -f 'main.c' || echo './'`main.c main.c:60: `EDITOR_DFLT' undeclared here (not in a function)


I'm not sure what behavior I would expect from compiling CVS without an editor. I guess it could be rewritten to require log messages to be passed to the -F argument, but I'm not sure this is really very useful.

For now I checked in a fix to configure.in which errors out with the message:

configure: error: CVS cannot be compiled without a default log message editor.
   Try `configure --with-editor'.

when run with --without-editor.

CVS build failure: --without-tmpdir

configure: error: --with-tmpdir requires an absolute path.


There's nothing wrong with this. CVS needs somewhere to store temporary files.

jim

---- script to loop through builds ----
#!/bin/sh
#
# script to loop through options available to CVS build
#

echo ""
echo "Initialize CVS source tree: ./noautomake.sh --noautoconf"
./noautomake.sh --noautoconf || exit 1
       [ "${option}" != "${known_failure}" ] ||

# options to test binary creation
#
options="
--enable-rootcommit --disable-rootcommit
--enable-client --disable-client
--enable-server --disable-server
--enable-dependency-tracking --disable-dependency-tracking
--enable-cvs-ndbm --disable-cvs-ndbm
--enable-password-authenticated-client --disable-password-authenticated-client --enable-password-authenticated-server --disable-password-authenticated-server
--enable-server-flow-control --disable-server-flow-control
--enable-encryption --disable-encryption
--enable-force-editor --disable-force-editor
--with-krb4 --without-krb4
--with-gssapi --without-gssapi
--with-rsh --without-rsh
--with-default-rsh --without-default-rsh
--with-editor --without-editor
--with-tmpdir=/tmp/cvs/tmp --without-tmpdir
--with-umask --without-umask
--with-cvs-admin-group=cvs --without-cvs-admin-group
--with-client --without-client
--with-server --without-server
"

# remove entries from known_failures when build(s) succeed with that option # add entries to known_failures when build(s) fail to get to the rest of the options
#
known_failures=""

for option in ${options} ; do

   for known_failure in ${known_failures} ; do
       [ "${option}" != "${known_failure}" ] || continue 2
   done

   echo ""
   echo "Configure option: ${option}"
   ./configure ${option} -quiet || exit 1

   echo ""
   echo "Testing build of checked out code in ${dir}"
   make clean all
   if [ $? -ne 0 ] ; then
       echo ""
       echo "ERROR: 'make' failed in ${dir} with option: ${option}"
       echo ""
       exit 1
   fi

done


Enjoy!

Derek

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