Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 624374
prlink.h gives warning with -Wstrict-prototypes
Last modified: 2010-09-28 12:11:53 EDT
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #451616 +++
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.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. run the script from attachments
In file included from /usr/include/nspr4/nspr.h:55,
/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
There was a thread in gcc mailing list about the meaning of the warning -
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2008-06-16 04:04:25 EDT ---
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2008-06-16 04:08:50 EDT ---
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 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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For RHEL 5 we did the work-around of of not exposing the problematic header via the nss headers
For RHEL-6 we will instead pick up the upstream fix targeted for NSPR 4.8.6
This will likely be on RHEL 6.1.
This fix was actually picked up on RHEL 6.0 when we rebased to nspr-4.8.6 and nss-3.12.7.