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Bug 29907 - rpm-4.0.2 tools/rpmsort build problem on alpha-dec-osf
rpm-4.0.2 tools/rpmsort build problem on alpha-dec-osf
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: rpm (Show other bugs)
alpha Linux
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Assigned To: Jeff Johnson
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-02-27 18:00 EST by Red Hat Bugzilla
Modified: 2008-03-13 15:18 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-27 18:10:24 EST
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Description Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-02-27 18:00:44 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; OSF1 V5.1 alpha)

rpm 4.0.2's configure never checks for the presence of `errx', and as far
as I can see
there's no current way for misc/err.c to ever automatically be compiled and
into libmisc.a, if it's needed.

This turns out to be a problem, because errx is used in rpmsort 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
./configure ; make

on a system without errx.

I see that configure.in is looking for err.h, but it never
looks to see if errx() itself is available.  Should it?
Comment 1 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-02-27 18:10:21 EST
Sure would like to use errx, but portability prevents.

Meanwhile, one of these days, I'll rip out whatever remnants off errx that
remain. Hack on
tools/Makefile.am to skip bad players, there's nothing in tools that is needed.
Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2001-04-03 10:43:22 EDT
Fixed (by not compiling rpmsort by default) in rpm CVS, should be in
rpm-4.0.3-0.4 and later.

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