Bug 451616 - prlink.h gives warning with -Wstrict-prototypes
prlink.h gives warning with -Wstrict-prototypes
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nspr (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Elio Maldonado Batiz
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Blocks: 624374
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Reported: 2008-06-16 04:04 EDT by Dan Horák
Modified: 2010-09-28 12:10 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 01:36:21 EST
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test case (136 bytes, text/plain)
2008-06-16 04:04 EDT, Dan Horák
no flags Details
patch to remove the warnings (498 bytes, patch)
2008-06-16 04:08 EDT, Dan Horák
no flags Details | Diff

External Trackers
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Mozilla Foundation 410677 None None None Never

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Description Dan Horák 2008-06-16 04:04:25 EDT
Description of problem:
Using nspr header gives a warning in the prlink.h file when -Wstrict-prototypes
is included in the CFLAGS. And when -Werror is used, then it is not possible to
compile at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
but the header was not changed since Apr/06/2006, so all current Fedora and RHEL
versions are affected.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run the script from attachments
Actual results:
In file included from /usr/include/nspr4/nspr.h:55,
                 from nspr-test.c:2:
/usr/include/nspr4/prlink.h:52: warning: function declaration isn’t a prototype
/usr/include/nspr4/prlink.h:209: warning: function declaration isn’t a prototype

Expected results:
No warnings

Additional info:
There was a thread in gcc mailing list about the meaning of the warning -
Comment 1 Dan Horák 2008-06-16 04:04:25 EDT
Created attachment 309468 [details]
test case
Comment 2 Dan Horák 2008-06-16 04:08:50 EDT
Created attachment 309471 [details]
patch to remove the warnings
Comment 3 Kai Engert (:kaie) 2008-07-01 09:33:41 EDT
Wan-Teh, what do you think about the proposed patch?

I should probably file an upstream bug.
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 01:36:21 EST
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Comment 6 Elio Maldonado Batiz 2010-08-16 10:40:02 EDT
See https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=410677
When we next re-base to NSPR 4.8.6 we will pick-up the fix.

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