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Bug 5732 - patch broken with glibc-2.1
Summary: patch broken with glibc-2.1
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: patch
Version: 6.1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Cristian Gafton
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Depends On:
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Reported: 1999-10-08 16:59 UTC by franz.sirl-kernel
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-28 23:46:27 UTC

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Description franz.sirl-kernel 1999-10-08 16:59:28 UTC
The configure scripts of patch-2.5 detect the LFS support in
glibc-2.1, but due to the lack of a definition of
_GNU_SOURCE, no prototypes for fseeko are declared. That way
the compiler thinks fseeko is taking a 32bit argument for
the offset, when in reality it takes a 64bit offset.

Proof: compile with -W -Wall
Fix: modify the spec
Index: patch.spec
RCS file: /cvsroot/rh61/patch/SPECS/patch.spec,v
retrieving revision 1.1
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -p -r1.1 -r1.2
--- patch.spec  1999/10/04 18:50:17     1.1
+++ patch.spec  1999/10/08 16:22:56     1.2
@@ -28,6 +28,8 @@ applications.
 #./configure --prefix=/usr

+MY_CFLAGS="%{optflags} -D_GNU_SOURCE -W -Wall"
+%define optflags \$MY_CFLAGS

 # XXX unset CPPFLAGS on (ultra?)sparc to avoid large file
system support

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-02-28 23:46:59 UTC
Red Hat doesn't yet support LFS (because AFAIK it doesn't work on i386 yet).
I'm marking this problem deferred until we can deliver a working LFS on
all arches. Thanks for the patch.

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