Bug 21362 - RH 7 compiler rejects fpos_t assignments (RH6.2 worked)
RH 7 compiler rejects fpos_t assignments (RH6.2 worked)
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glibc (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2000-11-26 16:54 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2016-11-24 10:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-11-26 16:54:25 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2000-11-26 16:54:23 EST
In Red Hat 6.2, I could declare & assign fpos_t as follows:

fpos_t loc;
loc = 0;

In Red Hat 7, the same code generates a compiler error:

"incompatible types in assignment"

Please help - This was an experiment to convince my bosses to switch from 
NT to Linux.
Comment 1 Jakub Jelinek 2000-11-27 02:20:40 EST
fpos_t is no longer a scalar type, there is nothing in the standards
which demand this to be a scalar btw. This is so that proper wide
stream support could be added.
As I have no idea what you wanted to achieve, I cannot suggest
what you should do instead, but one hint could be that fpos_t used
to be the same as off_t (resp. off64_t for fpos64_t), so you could
maybe use those types instead.
This is not related to gcc at all, the change happened in glibc

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