1.3.2: signgam problem still present in plotutils, gnuplot etc.

Frank Wuebbeling wuebbel@math.uni-muenster.de
Thu Jun 14 00:22:00 GMT 2001


> Newlib changed math.h in January to have an errno-like solution for
signgam whereby a function gets
> called.  Is math.h up to date in the user's Cygwin and is it being
included by the source code in
> question?

Ok. The change to math.h produces my problem, I think. I have a fairly
recent system, that has been updated using cygwin's setup last week. I'll
try to illustrate my problem. Here's the shortest code I can come up with:

#include "math.h"
 double a=signgam;

Use "cc x.c -lm" to compile it. Works without problems on LINUX, for
example. CYGWIN, in the version I have, gives:

wuebbel% cc x.c -lm
/c/FENSTER/TEMP/ccKdCoNl.o(.text+0xc):x.c: undefined reference to
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

That's because *my* math.h contains the lines:

#ifndef _REENT_ONLY
#define signgam (*__signgam())
extern int *__signgam _PARAMS((void));
#endif /* ! defined (_REENT_ONLY) */

...but __signgam is never defined anywhere in the math library. The posting
I referred to recommended replacing the lines in question in math.h by

extern __IMPORT struct _reent reent_data;
#define signgam reent_data._new._reent._gamma_signgam

which solved my problem. If my math.h is old, then for some reason it's not
updated by the cygwin setup.

By the way: The page for the patch you applied in January has a reference to
changes in math.h, that I can read. Of course, changes in the lib should go
along with this, but that page is unreachable. Maybe that's why signgam.c
was left out of the compilation?


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