change to /usr/include/osreldate.h breaks ports x11-servers/xorg-server

Ted Faber faber at ISI.EDU
Tue Sep 13 15:29:50 PDT 2005

Hi, guys.

I don't know if you noticed this, but there was a recent commit to
src/include/Makefile (cvs version 1.247) that changed the generated file
/usr/include/osreldate.h by adding a prototype for the function

This breaks compilation of x11-servers/xorg-server and I would guess a
bunch of other X ports.  In x11-servers/xorg-server the problem is that
config/cf/ includes that file, apparently assuming that
everything in it is a C preprocessor directive.  The new prototype
results in Makefile.proto files that make does not accept in various
places in the config directories during make config of the port.

This seems a little complex for me to produce a patch for.  You all may
have to negotiate with the committers to remove the prototype or to add
more complexity to the X configuration stuff to filter that prototype
out.  Not a decision I'm comfortable suggesting a path for.

I'm happy to provide more info if you need it.


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