Bug 299581 - calc build fails on ppc with incompatible types error
calc build fails on ppc with incompatible types error
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: calc (Show other bugs)
powerpc Linux
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Assigned To: Matthew Miller
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: F-ExcludeArch-ppc
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Reported: 2007-09-20 21:48 EDT by Matthew Miller
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-30 05:10:44 EDT
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Description Matthew Miller 2007-09-20 21:48:39 EDT
I don't have a power pc system, but calc fails to build in the Fedora
buildsys on ppc32 (builds fine on 64 bit) with this error:

  gcc  -DCALC_SRC -DCUSTOM -Wall -W -Wno-comment   -fPIC -O2 -g -pipe -Wall
       -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -fexceptions -fstack-protector
       --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -m32   -c -o file.o file.c
  file.c: In function 'filepos2z':
  file.c:1366: error: incompatible types in assignment
  make: *** [file.o] Error 1

The line in question is:

  SWAP_HALF_IN_FILEPOS(ret.v, &pos);

and from fposval.h,

  #define SWAP_HALF_IN_FILEPOS(dest, src) memcpy((void *)(dest), (void *)(src),

pos is a FILEPOS, which is typedef'd to fpos_t from <stdio.h>.

ret is a "ZVALUE", defined in zmath.h, so ret.v is a *HALF, which is
conditionally defined in zmath.h as either USB32 (unsigned long) or USB16
(unsigned short) depending on the value of HAVE_B64.

Something is clearly going wrong in all of that.
Comment 1 Denis Leroy 2007-09-21 07:22:56 EDT
The problem is fposval.h is automatically generated, and the code that generates
it (fposval.c) is completely broken. It tries to detect the size of fpos_t, but

The best solution is to avoid it to use fgetpos() and fsetpos() at all (and use
fseek() and ftell() instead, like most code nowadays), by adding this to the
compile line:


However, the rpmbuild process on the system that David kindly gave me access to,
fails at link time with some sort of architecture incompatiblity issue that I
don't quite understand, not being very familiar with ppc. At least, it should
help you move forward.
Comment 2 Matthew Miller 2007-09-21 08:50:20 EDT
Cool. Thanks everyone.
Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2007-09-30 05:10:44 EDT
This is fixed now, right?
Comment 4 Matthew Miller 2007-09-30 07:03:56 EDT
Yes; sorry -- I meant to close it with the comment above. Thanks again.

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