building the gcc-3.2-3 bootstrap fails on libstdc++-v3

Joerg Schilling
Tue Dec 17 08:29:00 GMT 2002

>From: Thomas Pfaff <>

>> >../../../../include/getopt.h:115: declaration of C function `int
>> >getopt()'
>> >   conflicts with
>> >/usr/include/sys/unistd.h:125: previous declaration `int getopt(int,
>> >char*   const*, const char*)' here
>> In case it isn't clear, I *do not care* about this problem. I am able to
>> build gcc myself with no problem.  I *don't care* if it doesn't work for
>> you since the fix is so completely trivial.
>> If you want to suggest a fix that goes beyond making the obvious change
>> to ../include/getopt.h, then send it to the gcc mailing list.
>> Otherwise, these reports are just noise here.

>IMHO the easiest way to fix this is to remove the getopt prototype from
>unistd.h and include getopt.h instead. This will define HAVE_DECL_GETOPT
>and the build will not fail. I might create a patch if you agree.

This would violate POSIX :-(

POSIX requires getopt() to be in unistd.h and does not even mention getopt.h

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