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problem to compile octave-2.1.36 on i686/RedHat-7.3

From: John W. Eaton
Subject: problem to compile octave-2.1.36 on i686/RedHat-7.3
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2002 13:25:13 -0500

On  2-Jul-2002, Ted Sariyski <address@hidden> wrote:

| Hi,
| I try to compile octave-2.1.36 on i686/RedHat-7.3 but at the very end I get 
| error:
| make[2]: Entering directory `/u/zip/octave/octave-2.1.36/src'
| g++ -c  -I. -I.. -I../liboctave -I../src -I../libcruft/misc  -I../glob 
| -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -mieee-fp -fno-implicit-templates -g -O2 -Wall -o 
| declaration of C function `int on_exit ()' conflicts with
| /usr/include/stdlib.h:513: previous declaration `int on_exit (void (*)
| (int, void *), void *)' here
| In function `int main (int, char **)':
| too many arguments to function `int on_exit ()'
| at this point in file
| make[2]: *** [octave.o] Error 1
| make[2]: Leaving directory `/u/zip/octave/octave-2.1.36/src'
| make[1]: *** [src] Error 2
| make[1]: Leaving directory `/u/zip/octave/octave-2.1.36'
| make: *** [all] Error 2
| What am I missing?

The on_exit function is only supposed to be used if atexit doesn't
exist.  As I recall, this was typically true on older SunOS systems.

But atexit is part of standard C and you have a newer system,
so why doesn't configure find atexit?  It is supposed to be declared
in stdlib.h, and includes the cstdlib header file, so using
atexit should be OK if configure found it.  Please send me the
relevant parts of config.log.

The prototype for on_exit on your system seems to be different from
the one on older SunOS systems, which I believe matched atexit, though
I no longer have access to any old systems to check.

Perhaps it is time to avoid worrying about atexit missing?  After all,
ANSI C has been around for quite some time now, and I doubt that the
current Octave sources will compile and link on systems that don't
have a complete ANSI C runtime environment.

Comments or suggestions?


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