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Re: make: syntax error before "G_GNUC_SENTINEL"

From: Stephen Berman
Subject: Re: make: syntax error before "G_GNUC_SENTINEL"
Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2005 00:26:37 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.11 (Gnus v5.11) Emacs/22.0.50 (gnu/linux)

On Tue, 5 Jul 2005 17:11:17 +0200 "Jan D." <address@hidden> wrote:

>>>> /opt/gnome/include/gtk-2.0/gdk-pixbuf/gdk-pixbuf-core.h:163: error:
>>>> syntax error before "G_GNUC_SENTINEL"
>>> Did you update your Suse system between Emacs compiles?
>> As a matter of fact, yes -- and that's what caused the problem...
>>> Try looking for G_GNUC_SENTINEL in the include files at
>>> /usr/include, /usr/local/ include, /usr/X11R6/include and possibly
>>> /usr/lib/gcc-lib.
>> It's not there, nor anywhere else.  Among the updated packages was
>> glib2, updated from 2.6.3 to 2.7.0.  G_GNUC_SENTINEL is defined in
>> /opt/gnome/include/glib-2.0/glib/gmacros.h in the earlier version,
>> but not in the later version.  In fact, the only difference between
>> the two versions of gmacros.h is this:
> I think you have incompatible versions.  The 2.7.* versions and 2.6.*
> versions are not ment to be mixed.  If you use Gtk 2.6.4 you shall
> use a glib version 2.6.* also.  Or if you use glib 2.7.*, you need a
> Gtk 2.7.* also.  In addition to that, it seems that Suse has altered
> the glib 2.6.3 source.  G_GNUC_SENTINEL is not in the source for glib
> 2.6.3 as found on www.gtk.org.
> You can find the current versions here: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/
> v2.7/, and for 2.6, here: ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk/v2.6/.
> I suggest downgrading back to the previous version of glib.  2.7 is
> the unstable series, so unless you really need something that has
> been added or fixed in 2.7, there is no reason to use 2.7.

I downgraded glib2 and could then build the latest CVS Emacs with the
gtk toolkit as usual without a problem.  It's strange that SUSE would
make incompatible versions of glib2 and gtk2 available as the most
recent rpms on their ftp server.  I sent them a note to make them
aware of the consequences.  Thanks again for your help and advice.

Steve Berman

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