Dan Nelson dnelson at
Mon May 24 07:53:00 PDT 2004

In the last episode (May 24), Arne Dirks said:
> I have just coded something on my Mac with signal funcionalities. On
> my machine (OS X 10.3) it compiles without problems, but on a FreeBSD
> 5.2.1 machine I get an error. The compiler says:
> main.c:10: error: invalid initializer
> *** Error code 1
> My Code was:
> 10: sigset_t sig = SIGALRM;

sigset_t is a signal set, which I believe is a bitmap internally. 
SIGALRM is just a number.  You must use the functions listed in the
sigsetops manpage to manipulate signal sets.  The correct code for your
case would be something like:

	sigset_t sig;
	sigaddset(&sig, SIGALRM);
	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list