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From: "Daniel Richard G." <skunk@iSKUNK.ORG>
Subject: Minor portability issues + fixes
Date: Mon, 18 May 2020 21:15:58 -0400
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Hello list,

I am building Git 2.26.2 on AIX. A few compilation errors arose, but
they are resolvable with a few minor changes that will improve overall

There were a few errors of this form:

    sha1-file.c: In function 'mmap_limit_check':
    sha1-file.c:940:12: error: 'SIZE_MAX' undeclared (first use in this function)
    sha1-file.c:940:12: note: each undeclared identifier is reported only once for each function it appears in

SIZE_MAX is defined in stdint.h, and adding that #include fixes this. It
is likely that this header is being pulled in on other platforms due to
transitive dependencies, but that does not occur on AIX.

The following files need #include<stdint.h>:


(I am not sure of the correct place to add a header like this; I
have only verified that adding it to the .c file directly solves
the problem.)

Then, at link time, I saw this:

    rm -f xdiff/lib.a && ar rcs xdiff/lib.a xdiff/xdiffi.o xdiff/xprepare.o xdiff/xutils.o xdiff/xemit.o xdiff/xmerge.o xdiff/xpatience.o xdiff/xhistogram.o
    gcc  -D_ALL_SOURCE -D_THREAD_SAFE   -I. -D_LARGE_FILES -DGIT_HOST_CPU="\"00XXXXXXXXXX\"" -I/nfs/freeport/arch/aix32/include -DNO_CURL -I/nfs/freeport/arch/aix32/include -DNO_OPENSSL -DNO_D_TYPE_IN_DIRENT -DNO_NSEC -Dsockaddr_storage=sockaddr_in6 -DNO_ICONV -DOLD_ICONV -DSHA1_DC -DSHA1DC_NO_STANDARD_INCLUDES -DSHA1DC_INIT_SAFE_HASH_DEFAULT=0 -DSHA1DC_CUSTOM_INCLUDE_SHA1_C="\"cache.h\"" -DSHA1DC_CUSTOM_INCLUDE_UBC_CHECK_C="\"git-compat-util.h\"" -DSHA256_BLK -DNO_PTHREADS -DHAVE_PATHS_H -DHAVE_STRINGS_H -DHAVE_CLOCK_GETTIME  -DSNPRINTF_RETURNS_BOGUS -DFREAD_READS_DIRECTORIES -DNO_STRCASESTR -DNO_STRLCPY -DNO_STRTOUMAX -DNO_SETENV -DNO_MKDTEMP -DNO_UNSETENV -DNO_PREAD -DNO_MEMMEM -DINTERNAL_QSORT -Icompat/regex -DFILENO_IS_A_MACRO -DNEED_ACCESS_ROOT_HANDLER -DDEFAULT_EDITOR='"nano"' -DDEFAULT_PAGER='"more"' -DSHELL_PATH='"/bin/sh"' -DPAGER_ENV='"LESS=FRX LV=-c"' -o git-credential-store   credential-store.o common-main.o libgit.a xdiff/lib.a  -L/nfs/freeport/arch/aix32/lib /nfs/freeport/arch/aix32/lib -L/nfs/freeport/arch/aix32/lib /nfs/freeport/arch/aix32/lib -lz -lintl
    ld: 0711-168 SEVERE ERROR: Input file: /nfs/freeport/arch/aix32/lib
            Input files must be regular files.
    collect2: error: ld returned 12 exit status
    Makefile:2456: recipe for target 'git-credential-store' failed
    gmake: *** [git-credential-store] Error 1

After some investigation, I found that this resulted from the following
configure-time determination:

    configure:4774: WARNING: linker does not support runtime path to dynamic libraries
    (from line 488 of

The problem is, in this case, CC_LD_DYNPATH is set to an empty value---
which is incorrect, in light of how it is used in the Makefile. Here is
a typical example:

    ifdef ZLIB_PATH
            BASIC_CFLAGS += -I$(ZLIB_PATH)/include
            EXTLIBS += -L$(ZLIB_PATH)/$(lib) $(CC_LD_DYNPATH)$(ZLIB_PATH)/$(lib)
    EXTLIBS += -lz

Setting that variable to an empty value causes a bare directory to be
passed to the linker, which of course then errors out. I would suggest
setting it to "-L" instead.

(The libraries I am using are all static archives, so I am not hampered
by a lack of runtime library paths.)


Daniel Richard G. || skunk@iSKUNK.ORG
My ASCII-art .sig got a bad case of Times New Roman.

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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-05-19  1:15 Daniel Richard G. [this message]
2020-05-19  2:49 ` Jeff King
2020-05-19  4:22   ` Daniel Richard G.
2020-05-20  4:28     ` Jeff King
2020-05-21  4:29       ` Daniel Richard G.
2020-05-22 20:03         ` Jeff King
2020-05-19  3:04 ` Carlo Marcelo Arenas Belón
2020-05-19  4:26   ` Daniel Richard G.

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