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Bug 155025 - linux/version.h is broken
Summary: linux/version.h is broken
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glibc-kernheaders
Version: rawhide
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Woodhouse
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
Blocks: FC4Blocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-04-15 19:12 UTC by Mike A. Harris
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version: 2.4-9.1.93
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-04-15 20:00:27 UTC

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Description Mike A. Harris 2005-04-15 19:12:56 UTC
When compiling xorg-x11 in rawhide, all of a sudden it now explodes:

gcc -c -O2 -fno-strength-reduce -fno-strict-aliasing -ansi -pedantic -Wall
-Wpointer-arith -Wundef    -fno-merge-constants
mmon -I../../../../../../programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/os-support -I.
-I../../../../../../exports/include/X11 -I../../.
-I../../../../../../programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/os-support/bus -I.
./../../../../../extras/drm/shared  -I../../../../../..
-I../../../../../../exports/include   -Dlinux -D__amd64__
-D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=199309L                             -D_PO
SIX_SOURCE -D_XOPEN_SOURCE                              -D_BSD_SOURCE
-D_SVID_SOURCE                             -D_GNU_SOURCE                       
 -DAVOID_GLYPHBLT -DPIXPRIV -DSINGLEDEPTH                              
-DXFreeXDGA -DXvExtension                               -DXFree86LOADER 
                -DXF86VIDMODE                           -DXvMCExtension        
-DXORG_VERSION_CURRENT="(((6) * 10000000) + ((8) * 100000) + ((2) * 1000) + 0)"
-DHAVE_SYSV_IPC   lnx_io.c
lnx_io.c: In function 'KDKBDREP_ioctl_ok':
lnx_io.c:91: error: 'struct kbd_repeat' has no member named 'period'
lnx_io.c:98: error: 'struct kbd_repeat' has no member named 'period'
lnx_io.c:100: error: 'struct kbd_repeat' has no member named 'period'
lnx_io.c:101: error: 'struct kbd_repeat' has no member named 'period'
lnx_io.c:102: error: 'struct kbd_repeat' has no member named 'period'

[from lnx_io.c]
/* kbd rate stuff based on kbdrate.c from Rik Faith <>
 * from util-linux-2.9t package */

#include <linux/kd.h>
#include <linux/version.h>
#ifdef __sparc__
#include <asm/param.h>
#include <asm/kbio.h>

/* Deal with spurious kernel header change */
#if defined(LINUX_VERSION_CODE) && defined(KERNEL_VERSION)
#  define rate period
# endif

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-15 19:15:30 UTC
<arjan> it should have remained at what it was (2.4.20)
<arjan> the number has no meaning
<arjan> but some stuff thinks it has
<arjan> changing it will break that some stuff

Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2005-04-15 19:32:22 UTC
* Fri 15 Apr 2005 David Woodhouse <> 2.4-9.1.92
- Update cosmetic version in linux/version.h (#117020)

Comment 3 David Woodhouse 2005-04-15 20:00:27 UTC
"that some stuff" is already broken -- consider yourself forewarned. We should
really attempt to find something more useful that the code in question can
depend upon.

I'm reverting the change in 2.4-9.1.93 but it's temporary -- although it'll
probably end up lasting until FC5 gets underway and I can really start to do
something sane with glibc-kernheaders instead of just trying to patch up the
known problems.

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