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Re: Bug#957532: mes: ftbfs with GCC-10

From: Vagrant Cascadian
Subject: Re: Bug#957532: mes: ftbfs with GCC-10
Date: Wed, 29 Jul 2020 09:40:29 -0700

On 2020-07-27, Vagrant Cascadian wrote:
> Debian has switched to gcc 10 by default for the development releases,
> and that currently breaks building mes.

Apparently, Adding -fcommon to CFLAGS does allow the build to complete.

from https://gcc.gnu.org/gcc-10/porting_to.html:

  C language issues
  Default to -fno-common

  A common mistake in C is omitting extern when declaring a global
  variable in a header file. If the header is included by several files
  it results in multiple definitions of the same variable. In previous
  GCC versions this error is ignored. GCC 10 defaults to -fno-common,
  which means a linker error will now be reported. To fix this, use
  extern in header files when declaring global variables, and ensure
  each global is defined in exactly one C file. If tentative definitions
  of particular variables need to be placed in a common block,
  __attribute__((__common__)) can be used to force that behavior even in
  code compiled without -fcommon. As a workaround, legacy C code where
  all tentative definitions should be placed into a common block can be
  compiled with -fcommon.

I'm thinking it's appropriate for mes to use -fcommon in this case,
since it uses it's own headers and libc.

live well,

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