gcc bug? Openoffice port impossibel to compile on 4.8

Wes Peters wes at softweyr.com
Tue May 27 23:44:24 PDT 2003

On Thursday 22 May 2003 10:23 am, Julian Elischer wrote:
> I have rebuilt my system several times and rebuilt all ports..
> /usr/ports/editors/openoffice always ends up with:

GCC 3.2 is broken by design.  It insists, amongst other stupidities, on 
type-checking arguments using old style declarations like:

	int foo(bar)
	char *bar;

rendering most UNIX software from before 1996 uncompilable.  This is 
biting one of my ports, I can't figure out how to shut the fscking thing 
up, and am pretty much beyond caring.  The Powers That Be in GCC-land 
seem to have decided for us the world doesn't need any stinking 
20-year-old software.


        Where am I, and what am I doing in this handbasket?

Wes Peters                                               wes at softweyr.com

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