[GRASS-dev] Re: [GRASS-user] Compilation failure r.in.xyz on FreeBSD

Tom Russo russo at bogodyn.org
Sat Nov 4 23:05:59 EST 2006

On Sun, Nov 05, 2006 at 04:23:50PM +1300, we recorded a bogon-computron collision of the <hamish_nospam at yahoo.com> flavor, containing:
> Tom Russo wrote:
> > I just tried to build today's CVS checkout, and got a compilation
> > failure in r.in.xyz on my FreeBSD system.  The problem is the last
> > commit changed the type of the "filesize" variable to off_t, but on
> > FreeBSD it is necessary to have an explicit include of <sys/types.h>
> > to get the off_t typedef.
> > 
> > Inserting a 
> >  #include <sys/types.h>
> > immediately before the include of <stdio.h> fixed the problem.
> ok, I guess that wasn't as safe as I thought it was.
> should the "#include <sys/types.h>" be included in <grass/config.h> or
> placed by hand in each module that uses "off_t"?

I dunno, I guess it'd be safe to include sys/types.h in config.h, but 
perhaps it would be better to probe for off_t in "configure", so
that the include is really only pulled in on systems that require it?

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