FreeBSD compilation

Garance A Drosihn drosih at
Thu Sep 30 12:38:39 PDT 2004

At 9:31 AM -0700 9/30/04, D S wrote:
>Does anybody knows to compile FreeBSD with HAVE_INT64_TIMESTAMP?

Well, the simple answer would be "Yes, it is easy to compile FreeBSD
with that variable defined".

However, the more useful answer would be to point out "There is
nothing in the system which references that variable, so it does not
matter if you define it..."

I suspect you *might* be thinking of the recent change on the sparc64
platform, which happened after 5.2.1-release.  *IF* you are running
freebsd on sparc64 hardware, then the instructions for that change
are included in a file under /usr/src (note that file was only added
after 5.2.1-release).

However, those instructions do not reference any variable named
HAVE_INT64_TIMESTAMP.  Where did you get that variable name from?
Are you compiling some program which expects that variable to exist?
That sounds like something which would be generated by an auto-
configure script.

Garance Alistair Drosehn            =   gad at
Senior Systems Programmer           or  gad at
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute    or  drosih at

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