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bug #59465: GNU Screen fails to build on macOS with Xcode 12

Submitted by:  Issy <issyl0>
Submitted on:  Sat 14 Nov 2020 11:58:42 PM UTC  
 
Category:  Build/Install Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Status:  None
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Open Release:  4.8.0
Fixed Release:  None Planned Release:  None
Work Required:  None

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Sat 14 Nov 2020 11:58:42 PM UTC, original submission:  

Hi,

I'm a maintainer of Homebrew (a macOS package manager) and we're trying to build packages on the newly released macOS 11.0 and its counterpart Xcode 12 release. GNU Screen v4.8.0 fails to build:

```
configure: checking select with  -lnet -lnsl...
configure: error: !!! no select - no screen
```

and later

```
configure: error: !!! no tgetent - no screen
```

Upon investigation, it seems like it fails because Clang 12 requires functions to be defined before use.

There exist some patches elsewhere that fix this by `include`ing the right headers, for example, this set from MacPorts: https://github.com/macports/macports-ports/commit/38df2ef467d4bcce657e8b8d36735c1fc9bb64eb.

Thanks,

Issy.

Issy <issyl0>

 

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