Bug 3382 - Compilation Error: Expect5.28 of tcltk-8.0.4-29.src.rpm
Compilation Error: Expect5.28 of tcltk-8.0.4-29.src.rpm
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: tcltk (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
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Reported: 1999-06-10 03:01 EDT by e_chelon
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-06-11 09:54:41 EDT
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Description e_chelon 1999-06-10 03:01:26 EDT

I have two problems concerning the tcltk-8.0.4-29.src.rpm.
(same problem with tcltk-8.0.5-30.src.rpm from RawHide)

My Platform: [based on Redhat5.0 + redhat's update files]
P200MMX, glibc-2.0.19, binutils-
Linux kernel 2.2.9ac3.
Compiler: egcs-1.1.2

BUG 1 of 2) (I have contacted Don libes but he is on travel)

When compiling the Expect 5.28, I got the following error. I
learn from manpage that the function getpgrp() should take
no argument. However, it is called with setpgrp(0,0), in
expect_command.c. When I replace all setpgrp(0,0) call with
setpgrp(), expect_command.c can be compiled. How does Redhat
compile this file without any problem or this is my

----------BUG 1 of 2-----error msg---------------
gcc -pipe -c  -I. -I.
-I/usr/X11R6/include -DEXP_VERSION=\"5.28.1\"
-DTCL_DEBUGGER  -DDFLT_STTY="\"sane\""  exp_command.c
exp_command.c: In function `Exp_SpawnCmd':
exp_command.c:1220: too many arguments to function `setpgrp'
exp_command.c: In function `Exp_DisconnectCmd':
exp_command.c:3188: too many arguments to function `setpgrp'
make: *** [exp_command.o] Error 1
--------------BUG 1 of 2-----End of Error-----------------

BUG 2 of 2)

When compiling expect-5.28, the configure file seems to be
unable to recognize the pty type of my RH system and I got
this error :

-----------Bug 2 --- Error msg ----------

   gcc -pipe -c  -I. -I.
-I/usr/X11R6/include -DEXP_VERSION=\"5.28.1\"
-DTCL_DEBUGGER  -fPIC -DDFLT_STTY="\"sane\""  expect.c -o
shared/expect.o ; \
make: *** No rule to make target `pty_.c', needed by
`pty_.o'.  Stop.
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.76847 (%build)
---------------End of Bug 2 Error ------------------

I found the corresponding PTY_TYPE field in the Makefile of
Expect is empty.

--------Excerpt from Makefile of Expect5.28-----

PTY = pty_$(PTY_TYPE)
CFILES = exp_command.c expect.c $(PTY).c \
        exp_inter.c exp_regexp.c exp_tty.c \
        exp_log.c exp_main_sub.c exp_pty.c \
        exp_printify.c exp_trap.c exp_strf.c \

Expect has three pty_XXX.c files:

pty_sgttyb.c   pty_termios.c  pty_unicos.c

but I still can't compile "Expect" by modifying the Makefile
to use one of the above pty file.


Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-10 08:28:59 EDT
I packaged and built tcltk-8.0.5-30.src.rpm recently with no
problem. Are you using rpm to build as in
	rpm --rebuild tcltk-8.0.5-30.src.rpm
becuase there is IIRC a post-configure patch to "fix" this wartlet?

------- Additional Comments From   06/10/99 22:00 -------

Thanks for your reply.

I build it by

1) rpm -i tcltk-8.0.5-30.src.rpm
2) at the SPEC directory, rpm -bb tcltk.spec

I don't think this build method would affect the result.
Moreover, I don't think there are any patches in the tcltk-8.0.5-30
from RawHide to fix the setpgrp(0,0) problem I mentioned.

Your help is needed since I still can't build the package tcltk-8.0.5-30.src.rpm and I can't use the tcltk-8.0.5-30.rpm binary since glibc2.1 is required.


------- Additional Comments From   06/10/99 22:06 -------

Sorry I forgot to "sign" my previous reply concerning your
question on my build method


Comment 2 Jeff Johnson 1999-06-11 09:54:59 EDT
Ah, you're compiling for 5.2.

The setpgrp problem appears (I haven't checked) to be that
DO_SETSID was not set. Add to RPM_OPT_FLAGS in the spec file
if all else fails.

To fix the pty problem, don't apply patch #5 (the one called
expect-5.28-pty.patch). That patch "hot-wires" UNIX98 ptys.

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