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Re: [Bug-wget] flock is not available on solaris 10 (at least sparc)

From: Giuseppe Scrivano
Subject: Re: [Bug-wget] flock is not available on solaris 10 (at least sparc)
Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 10:31:33 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/24.5 (gnu/linux)

Tim Ruehsen <address@hidden> writes:

> On Tuesday 15 December 2015 21:55:53 Kiyoshi KANAZAWA wrote:
>> 2. about #error "Compiler or options invalid for pre-UNIX 03 X/Open
>> applications" This error may depends on compilers.
>> Both of  "solarisstudio12.4"  &  "gcc-4.8.5" can build wget-1.17.1 without
>> errors.
>> But I once experienced the similar problem when trying to compile
>> "sam2p-0.49.2". At that time, gcc-4.4.7 passed, but gcc-4.8.* stopped with
>> this error and I had to set "-D_XPG6" as optional cc flags.
>> ./configure of wget checks compiler to accept ISO C89, such as
>> "checking for gcc -O3 option to accept ISO C89... none needed".
>> If "-std=c89" is required for some versions of gcc, shouldn't it set in
>> configure ?
> You could try to insert AC_PROG_CC_C89 after AC_PROG_CC. AFAIK, it will add -
> std=c89 but only if needed (if the compiler does not support C89 without it).
> autoreconf && ./configure && make clean && make
> to see if the problem still occurs.
> Setting CFLAGS directly in configure.ac is not recommended, AFAIK. Maybe just 
> a set of compilers understands -std=c89 !? Also, setting -std=c89 might be 
> helpful or not, depending of the compiler and version. Nobody is going to 
> waste time working on such a list/table.
> Maybe we should ask the gnulib people, why flock() isn't emulated on Solaris 
> when -std=c89 is missing !? I could simply be a bug...

the gnulib documentation for flock says:

  Portability problems not fixed by Gnulib:

    This function is missing on some platforms:
    AIX 5.1, HP-UX 11.23, Solaris 11 2011-11, BeOS.

This can either be because nobody cared before, or because there is no
way to emulate it on these platforms.

Couldn't we replace the flock part with a write to a tmp file+atomic
rename?  In the remote case of two wget processes trying to write the
same file, at least we won't get garbage there.  What do you think?


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