Re: editors/uemacs fails to biuld on 14.0-CURRENT 1400079

From: José_Pérez <>
Date: Sat, 11 Feb 2023 12:01:26 UTC
El 2023-02-11 12:45, Guido Falsi escribió:
> On 11/02/23 12:12, andrew clarke wrote:
>> Hi José,
>> On 2023-02-11 08:16:16, José Pérez ( wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I get the following error when poudriere building editors/uemacs on
>> The MicroEMACS source code was all written in vintage K&R style. 
>> Evidently
>> newer versions of Clang increasingly have a problem with this, which I
>> guess is unsurprising since the minimum C standard Clang is designed 
>> for is
>> probably C89/C90.
> Something like -Wno-error=int-conversion or -Wno-int-conversion should
> make the error go away. Same with similar issues with this code.

This patch compiles, as a workaround proposed by Guido:
diff --git a/editors/uemacs/Makefile b/editors/uemacs/Makefile
index f999cc978685..48111ffb8824 100644
--- a/editors/uemacs/Makefile
+++ b/editors/uemacs/Makefile
@@ -19,6 +19,8 @@ NO_WRKSUBDIR= yes
  USES=          dos2unix ncurses zip

+CFLAGS+=       -Wno-int-conversion
         @${REINPLACE_CMD} -e "s|%%PREFIX%%|${PREFIX}|g" 
         @${REINPLACE_CMD} -e 's|-ltermcap|${LDFLAGS} -lncurses|g' \

> I'm not advocating doing this in general. In fact patching the code to
> not cause these errors should be the solution, but for old code that
> is not going to change upstream, maybe disabling the warnings is the
> correct fix.

Agreed. For the time being I am using the workaround, will see whether a 
consistent patch can be upstreamed.


José Pérez