bugGNU MIX Development Kit - Bugs: bug #41097, ar: no archive members specified


bug #41097: ar: no archive members specified

Submitted by:  Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign>
Submitted on:  Sat Jan 4 14:32:11 2014  
Category: NoneSeverity: 3 - Normal
Item Group: NoneStatus: Fixed
Privacy: PublicAssigned to: Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz <jao>
Open/Closed: Closed

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Mon Jul 21 07:13:16 2014, comment #6:

Thanks. the latest version in the repository builds fine for me.

Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign>
Tue May 20 16:34:07 2014, comment #5:

OK, i just pushed a candidate fix for the problem. Please let me know whether it fixes the problem for you.

Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz <jao>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue May 20 16:05:42 2014, comment #4:

Joel, i just managed to reproduce the error with libreadline 3.3, so nevermind about my previous mail... i'll try to fix things soonish....

Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz <jao>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Tue May 20 15:54:16 2014, comment #3:

Joel, i think this is happening because you have an old version of libreadline installed in '/usr/local/include' and its header file is being read instead of the one in '/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.3.3/include'... could that be the case?

Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz <jao>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sun May 18 20:37:31 2014, comment #2:

Hi. I'm attempting to build current git head on OS X 10.9. I can confirm that the archive problem no longer occurs (it occurred when I downloaded 1.2.7 and attempted to build it, Google search of the error led me here).

Unfortunately there's also a compiler error later in the build:

gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I/usr/local/include -Wall -fno-strict-aliasing -D_THREAD_SAFE -I/usr/local/Cellar/guile/2.0.11/include/guile/2.0 -I/usr/local/Cellar/gmp/5.1.3/include -I/usr/local/Cellar/readline/6.3.3/include -I/usr/local/Cellar/bdw-gc/7.2e/include -I/usr/local/Cellar/glib/2.40.0_1/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/local/Cellar/glib/2.40.0_1/lib/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/local/opt/gettext/include -DG_DISABLE_DEPRECATED -I/usr/local/include -I.. -DMAKE_GUILE -g -O2 -MT mixvm_command.o -MD -MP -MF .deps/mixvm_command.Tpo -c -o mixvm_command.o mixvm_command.c
mixvm_command.c:83:20: error: use of undeclared identifier 'Function'
{ (char )NULL, (Function )NULL, (char *)NULL }
mixvm_command.c:83:30: error: expected expression
{ (char )NULL, (Function )NULL, (char *)NULL }
mixvm_command.c:220:39: error: use of undeclared identifier 'CPPFunction'
rl_attempted_completion_function = (CPPFunction *)mixvm_cmd_completion_;
mixvm_command.c:220:52: error: expected expression
rl_attempted_completion_function = (CPPFunction *)mixvm_cmd_completion_;
4 errors generated.
make[2]: *** [mixvm_command.o] Error 1
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make: *** [all] Error 2

Joel Heikkila <hxp>
Mon Jan 6 02:03:52 2014, comment #1:

Thanks for the report, Ryan. I've commited to the git repo a candidate fix, but i cannot test it because i don't have an OS X system. Could you try it, please?

Jose Antonio Ortega Ruiz <jao>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.
Sat Jan 4 14:32:11 2014, original submission:

Compilation of mdk fails on OS X v10.9:

This problem was known to the MacPorts project when mdk 1.2.1 was initially added to MacPorts in 2005, but was apparently not reported to you because the problem remains with 1.2.7:


It seems that libreplace.a is empty, and OS X's version of ar does not allow you to use empty libraries.

The workaround we committed was to add a dummy function to the library so that it is not empty:


Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign>


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    Sat Aug 2 17:24:35 2014jaoStatusReady For Test=>Fixed
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