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#1 2018-09-17 17:35:59

Doron.Behar
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Registered: 2016-12-21
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Trouble building several AUR packages which use gnulib

I've recently decided to move all of my AUR builds to a dedicated VPS and create a personal repository. I've started encountering similar errors when building several GNU packages, all errors are in a similar format and they seem to come somehow from GNUlib,

Here is the error from trying to build gcal:

fseeko.c: In function 'rpl_fseeko':
fseeko.c:110:4: error: #error "Please port gnulib fseeko.c to your platform! Look at the code in fseeko.c, then report this to bug-gnulib."
   #error "Please port gnulib fseeko.c to your platform! Look at the code in fseeko.c, then report this to bug-gnulib."
    ^~~~~

And this one is from trying to build idutils:

fseterr.c: In function 'fseterr':
fseterr.c:74:3: error: #error "Please port gnulib fseterr.c to your platform! Look at the definitions of ferror and clearerr on your system, then report this to bug-gnulib."
  #error "Please port gnulib fseterr.c to your platform! Look at the definitions of ferror and clearerr on your system, then report this to bug-gnulib."
   ^~~~~

Any Ideas?

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#2 2018-09-17 18:28:23

loqs
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Registered: 2014-03-06
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Re: Trouble building several AUR packages which use gnulib

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#3 2018-09-17 18:54:12

eschwartz
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Re: Trouble building several AUR packages which use gnulib

This happens because gnulib is terrible, and also because the vendored copies of gnulib in all these projects are using old gnulib commits that use undocumented, non-public-API aspects of glibc.

Please report upstream bugs for all these packages, asking the developers to update their vendored gnulib.


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#4 2018-09-18 08:09:01

Doron.Behar
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Registered: 2016-12-21
Posts: 36

Re: Trouble building several AUR packages which use gnulib

`idutils` seems to be really unmaintained so I'll find a replacement but I hope to get some attention at the gcal mailing lists instead of using the patch.

Thank you both.

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