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Bug 451616 - prlink.h gives warning with -Wstrict-prototypes
Summary: prlink.h gives warning with -Wstrict-prototypes
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nspr
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Elio Maldonado Batiz
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: 624374
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-16 08:04 UTC by Dan Horák
Modified: 2010-09-28 16:10 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 624374 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:36:21 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
test case (deleted)
2008-06-16 08:04 UTC, Dan Horák
no flags Details
patch to remove the warnings (deleted)
2008-06-16 08:08 UTC, Dan Horák
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Mozilla Foundation 410677 None None None Never

Description Dan Horák 2008-06-16 08:04:25 UTC
Description of problem:
Using nspr header gives a warning in the prlink.h file when -Wstrict-prototypes
is included in the CFLAGS. And when -Werror is used, then it is not possible to
compile at all.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
but the header was not changed since Apr/06/2006, so all current Fedora and RHEL
versions are affected.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run the script from attachments
Actual results:
In file included from /usr/include/nspr4/nspr.h:55,
                 from nspr-test.c:2:
/usr/include/nspr4/prlink.h:52: warning: function declaration isn’t a prototype
/usr/include/nspr4/prlink.h:209: warning: function declaration isn’t a prototype

Expected results:
No warnings

Additional info:
There was a thread in gcc mailing list about the meaning of the warning -

Comment 1 Dan Horák 2008-06-16 08:04:25 UTC
Created attachment 309468 [details]
test case

Comment 2 Dan Horák 2008-06-16 08:08:50 UTC
Created attachment 309471 [details]
patch to remove the warnings

Comment 3 Kai Engert (:kaie) (inactive account) 2008-07-01 13:33:41 UTC
Wan-Teh, what do you think about the proposed patch?

I should probably file an upstream bug.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:52:33 UTC
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Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:36:21 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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Comment 6 Elio Maldonado Batiz 2010-08-16 14:40:02 UTC
When we next re-base to NSPR 4.8.6 we will pick-up the fix.

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