issues compiling octave-2.1.69 on FreeBSD 5.4

Sebastian Schulze Struchtrup seb at
Fri Apr 22 12:52:12 PDT 2005

> On 22-Apr-2005, Sebastian Schulze Struchtrup <seb at> wrote:
> | I don't know if it's relevant and I don't know why, but octave compiles
> | and runs without problems on a recent 6.0-CURRENT.
> | Tested a few days ago with the latest port (just removed the BROKEN
> line)
> Does that system have the extern "C" wrapper around the contents of
> the system fnmatch.h and glob.h files?

It has, but it's the same as on 5.4

All declarations are wrapped by __BEGIN_DECLS/__END_DECLS which will
expand to extern "C" {  } in case of C++ or to nothing in case of C

I also have a 5.3 box available, I can test the build there during the
I assume it should be the same issue on 5.3 and 5.4.


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