misc/141938: arj has some bit-rot

Ted Mittelstaedt tedm at ipinc.net
Thu Dec 24 01:10:06 UTC 2009

>Number:         141938
>Category:       misc
>Synopsis:       arj has some  bit-rot
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    freebsd-bugs
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   current-users
>Arrival-Date:   Thu Dec 24 01:10:05 UTC 2009
>Originator:     Ted Mittelstaedt
>Release:        7.2
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FreeBSD mail.madras.net 7.2-RELEASE FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE #0: Fri May  1 08:49:13 UTC 2009     root at walker.cse.buffalo.edu:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  i386
Building arj-3.10.22.tar.gz. in /usr/ports/archivers/arj  spews several errors like:

TODAY v 1.22  [29/10/2000]  Not a part of any binary package!
(this is repeated multiple times during the build)

fardata.c: In function 'vcprintf':
fardata.c:665: warning: 'short int' is promoted to 'int' when passed through '...'
fardata.c:665: warning: (so you should pass 'int' not 'short int' to 'va_arg')
fardata.c:665: note: if this code is reached, the program will abort
fardata.c:667: warning: 'short unsigned int' is promoted to 'int' when passed through '...'
fardata.c:667: note: if this code is reached, the program will abort

ARJDATA: unknown tag <@!_">
ARJDATA: unknown tag <@: display program option\np: match with Pathname       !: execute command option\n">
cd /usr/ports/archivers/arj
The following patch shuts off the worst complaint:

--- fardata.c.orig      2009-12-23 17:01:40.000000000 -0800
+++ fardata.c   2009-12-23 17:01:58.000000000 -0800
@@ -662,9 +662,9 @@
      num=va_arg(args, int);             /* num=va_arg(args, unsigned short);*/
-     num=va_arg(args, short);
+     num=va_arg(args, int);
-     num=va_arg(args, unsigned short);
+     num=va_arg(args, int);
    else if(flags&SIGN)

but there's still plenty of compiler warnings and such that should be looked at, also that patch should be properly ifdef'ed


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