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Re: Incorrect definition of fpos_t ?

From: Andreas Jaeger
Subject: Re: Incorrect definition of fpos_t ?
Date: Fri, 19 Apr 2002 21:34:32 +0200
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"Pennifold, John R" <address@hidden> writes:

> Hi ,
> I'm running Red Hat Linux 7.2 and am trying to port some C programs from
> DG/UX. I'm hitting a problem with a seemingly incorrect definition (via
> stdio.h to _G_config.h) at the compile phase. In other Unix systems fpos_t
> is *long, but in this version it's a structure (_G_fpos_t). I've found lots
> of postings and messages concerning this problem in the past but I can't
> find a solution. RH7.2 incorporates   glibc 2.2.4 and gcc 2.96. Can you
> help?

Check the Posix standard, fpos_t is an opaque type and does not need
to be *long.  If your program depends on this, it's broken and I
suggest to fix it,

 Andreas Jaeger
  SuSE Labs address@hidden
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