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Re: Problem when using --enable-static-link


From: Chet Ramey
Subject: Re: Problem when using --enable-static-link
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2002 14:50:49 -0500

> Machine Type: i686-pc-linux-gnu
> 
> Bash Version: 2.05a
> Patch Level: 0
> Release Status: release
> 
> Description:
>       When I try to compile this version of bash and link it staticly, it 
> reports an error saying:
>       In file included from shell.h:41,
>                  from shell.c:48:
> externs.h:163: conflicting types for `gethostname'
> /usr/include/unistd.h:734: previous declaration of `gethostname'
> externs.h:196: conflicting types for `strncasecmp'
> /usr/include/string.h:277: previous declaration of `strncasecmp'
> make: *** [shell.o] Error 1
> 
> Repeat-By:
>       running configure --enable-static-link. 

I can't reproduce this on my RH 7 system.  What's weird is that these
definitions in externs.h are used only if `configure' can't find
`gethostname' or `strncasecmp'.  I'd be interested in knowing what is
going on with configure (look in config.log).

-- 
``The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne.'' - Chaucer
( ``Discere est Dolere'' -- chet)

Chet Ramey, CWRU    address@hidden    http://cnswww.cns.cwru.edu/~chet/



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