Bug 109517 - <linux/timex.h> has a syntax error
Summary: <linux/timex.h> has a syntax error
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc-kernheaders
Version: 1
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact:
: 110085 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3BugWeekTracker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-11-08 22:29 UTC by Jeremy Fitzhardinge
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2004-09-29 18:37:18 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Fixes missing start of comment line (432 bytes, patch)
2004-06-10 14:56 UTC, Tarjei Knapstad
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Description Jeremy Fitzhardinge 2003-11-08 22:29:15 UTC
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Description of problem:
/usr/include/linux/timex.h has a missing /* on line 56 - the comment just
starts without a comment-start delimiter.  This causes a syntax error
for anything using this header.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.compile something with #include <linux/timex.h>

Actual Results:  Syntax error:
/usr/include/linux/timex.h:56: error: syntax error before "and"

Expected Results:  Correct compilation.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dimitri Papadopoulos 2003-12-17 18:07:01 UTC
Valgrind 2.1.0 doesn't compile on Fedora Core 1 because of this bug.

Comment 2 Matt Phillips 2004-01-12 17:41:47 UTC
Chronyd also doesn't compile on FC1 because of this bug... 

Comment 3 Bryce 2004-02-16 19:50:17 UTC
Why is this bug still open? Thats 2 months for a typo in a header
file. (missing '/' for the comment field) While the fix is trivial,
I'm surprised no one has squashed this.

This was originally in glibc-kernheaders-2.4-8.36 (arjan)
That package is now know as glibc-headers-2.3.2-101.4 (jakub)

Please reassign to Jakub. (jakub@redhat.com)


Phil (aka Bryce)

Comment 4 Aleksey Nogin 2004-02-25 06:25:59 UTC
*** Bug 110085 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 5 Aleksey Nogin 2004-02-25 06:27:44 UTC
This seems to be fixed in glibc-kernheaders-2.4-8.43 (Raw Hide).

Comment 6 Philippe Rigault 2004-05-26 19:58:20 UTC
> This was originally in glibc-kernheaders-2.4-8.36 (arjan) 
> That package is now know as glibc-headers-2.3.2-101.4 (jakub) 
This is not so clear to me. Could you clarify ? 
The incorrect file is /usr/include/linux/timex.h and belongs to 
  $ rpm -qf /usr/include/linux/timex.h 
There is another timex.h file in /usr/include/sys that belongs to 
  # rpm -qf /usr/include/sys/timex.h 
but these are very different files, and there is noyhing wrong with 
the latter. 
Moreover, glibc-kernheaders are needed by glibc-headers. 
  $ rpm -e --test glibc-kernheaders 
  error: Failed dependencies: 
        kernel-headers is needed by (installed) 
        kernel-headers >= 2.2.1 is needed by (installed) 

Comment 7 Tarjei Knapstad 2004-06-10 14:56:38 UTC
Created attachment 101030 [details]
Fixes missing start of comment line

Comment 8 Tarjei Knapstad 2004-06-10 14:59:35 UTC
[Argh, forgot to add my comment, sorry.]

Well, this is getting really old. Time to patch it and spin an update
glibc-kernheaders package I think.

Comment 9 Marcin Garski 2004-09-29 18:37:18 UTC
Thanks for the bug report.
This bug doesn't seem to be present any more in current versions.

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