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Re: [gpsd-dev] Git head broken

From: Eric S. Raymond
Subject: Re: [gpsd-dev] Git head broken
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:25:26 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Greg Troxel <address@hidden>:
> The breakage Gary is seeing seems conceptually very similar to my
> problem.  In what was releaased, and today's git head.   My issue was
> g++ blowing up on NetBSD's sys/timepps.h, and Gary's is that building a
> C file with g++ is causing mixed C/C++ linkage.  The root cause is using
> g++ on a C source file, combined with not consistently using "extern C"
> around includes.
> I realize there is some notion of building C++ for qt stuff.  But it
> seems that there should be C++ glue code (built as C++) that links
> against the C library (built normally as C).

You're probably right.  Alas, due to the apparent packaging problem 
I noted earlier I can't fix this on my Ubuntu system.

For the moment I'm going to change the qt default to "off".  When you
or someone else ships me a patch that fixes the build, I'll flip the
default again.
                <a href="";>Eric S. Raymond</a>

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