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From Ben Hyde <>
Subject Re: general/1404: doesnt build due to BSD file name length restri ctions (fwd)
Date Thu, 13 Nov 1997 00:45:08 GMT
I agree with Marc, the minimal change tempts fewer evil spirits. 
I can submit something in about 12 hours that undoes the last one
and does the more minmal thing. - ben h.

ps. On the other topic, what's the deal with ar and long filenames.
> uname -a
SunOS thailand 4.1.4 3 sun4m
> strings /bin/ar
@(#)ar.c 1.14 88/08/07 SMI
@(#) Copyright (c) 1980 Regents of the University of California.
 All rights reserved.
... etc.

>Ugh I got this after commiting Ben's patch.
>On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Marc Slemko wrote:
>> On Wed, 12 Nov 1997, Martin Kraemer wrote:
>> > On Wed, Nov 12, 1997 at 12:03:29PM -0500, Ben Hyde wrote:
>> > > I believe this is only a warning, the server still links fine.  
>> > > Sunos gets these too, but not today (1.3b3-dev) since it get's stuck at
>> > > the fgetc isn't declared in stdio problem. - ben
>> > 
>> > There's a set of prototypes in conf.h which are meant to be used on SUNOS
>> > (and SUNOS only): they declare the missing prototypes iff the #define
>> > SUNOS_LIB_PROTOTYPES is set. I added prototypes for fgets() and fgetc()
>> > to this set of prototypes yesterday. My question now is: did anything
>> > change, or is possibly the #define SUNOS_LIB_PROTOTYPES not set on your
>> > platform? Can you please re-check and report either to the list
>> > (preferred) or to my personnally? I would like to eliminate this compile
>> > failure before the official distribution of 1.3b3.
>> > 
>> SUNOS_LIB_PROTOTYPES is never set.  I am of the opinion that prototyping
>> two million functions like we would have to do for SunOS 4.x by default is
>> bad karma.
>> It works fine if you move the declaration outside to an ifdefed SUNOS
>> section after stdio.h is included.  I would suggest that these two should
>> be seperated from the others in SUNOS_LIB_PROTOTYPES.

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