Thanks a lot for taking the time!
On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 23:37, John Tsiombikas <nuclear@...> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2011 at 09:32:54PM +0800, Diederick C. Niehorster wrote:
>> Dear List,
>> Good, lets get this out.
>> For linux users, this one seems serious!
>> I don't understand it though as the offending code is within ifdef
>> guards that should make it windows only...
>> And while a Linux user is looking at it, I hope they also have a
>> chance to look at these:
>> Few patches to be considered for merging.
> Hello everyone. I'm starting to feel I'm the only Linux guy in here.
> You might have noticed I'm a bit inactive lately and haven't posted much
> in this list. I'm doing multiple things at once and haven't allocated
> any time for freeglut lately :)
> I am not volunteering to fix any build bugs on linux because I
> absolutely hate automake/autoconf, and everytime I touch it I get high
> blood pressure. However since we have some patches here, I decided to
> do a bit of superficial build testing just to see what works and what
> Firstly I just svn uped (r938) and everything builds fine with my
> current setup, so I can't reproduce the first bug report that says it
> can't build.
> The second bug report:
> talks about binutils-gold which I didn't even know existed, so I
> installed that package to test it.
> Now by reading the package description it looks like binutils-gold has
> an experimental new linker that breaks some previous assumptions. It
> explicitly states that it can't be used to build the kernel at the
> moment for instance. So I'm not entirely sure how much we should care if
> it can't build freeglut.
> Anyway indeed by installing binutils-gold, the demos fail to build with
> undefined OpenGL symbols, and the two patches in that bug report fix
> that for most of the demo programs except subwin. I've applied them, and
> then fixed the subwin Makefile.am manually, so here's an svn diff of
> the lot: ldgoldfix.patch. Finally I removed binutils-gold from my system
> and it still builds fine, so it seems safe to apply this patch.
> The other patch mentioned in that bug report is something about freebsd.
> I don't have any freebsd systems around here to test. The only thing
> that I can verify is that the slightly modified fbsd.patch file I've
> attached here applies and the resulting code builds just fine on linux,
> so it doesn't seem to break anything from a first glance.
> Finally since I'm a vain and self-centered individual, I decided to also
> send you a patch for the AUTHORS file that includes my name in there for
> your consideration :) (shameless.patch)
> John Tsiombikas
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