[rfa/doco] PROBLEMS: more details + workaround for pr gdb/1458

Michael Elizabeth Chastain mec.gnu@mindspring.com
Fri Jun 18 21:48:00 GMT 2004

This patch adds some more specific information, and a work-around,
to the PROBLEMS file for PR gdb/1458.

As usual with documentation, this patch should speak for itself.  If a
user gets the error that is shown, they should try the work-around as
shown.  There's lots more info in the PR, with an analysis and a
suggested fix (the fix is to update src/intl with the more recent

Testing: Travis Heppe reported the original problem and tested
the work-around on his system, native hppa2.0w-hp-hpux11.00 with
hp ansi c B.11.11.04.  I tested the other two compilers mentioned
and verified that they don't have the problem.

Okay to commit?

Michael C

2004-06-18  Michael Chastain  <mec.gnu@mindspring.com>

	* PROBLEMS: Add more specific information, and a work-around,
	for PR gdb/1458.

RCS file: /cvs/src/src/gdb/PROBLEMS,v
retrieving revision 1.30
diff -c -3 -p -r1.30 PROBLEMS
*** PROBLEMS	17 Jun 2004 17:30:30 -0000	1.30
--- PROBLEMS	18 Jun 2004 21:40:22 -0000
*** 6,16 ****
  *** Build problems
! build/1458: comple failed on hpux11
! GDB 6.1 is known to have build problems on HP/UX 11.00 using the
! vendor supplied compilers (GDB does build on HP/UX 11.11, and using
! GCC).
  *** Misc
--- 6,34 ----
  *** Build problems
! build/1458: compile failed on hpux11
! GDB has build problems on HP/UX 11 with some versions of the HP
! Ansi C compiler.  (GCC works fine).
! The problem happens when compiling intl/bindtextdom.c.
! The error is:
!   cc: "gettextP.h", line 50: error 1000: Unexpected symbol: "SWAP".
!   cc: panic 2017: Cannot recover from earlier errors, terminating.
!   *** Error exit code 1
! This is a problem with the 'inline' keyword in gettextP.h.
! The workaround is to disable 'inline' before building gdb:
!   export ac_cv_c_inline=no
! This problem happens only with some versions of the HP Ansi C compiler.
! Versions A.11.01.25171.GP and B.11.11.28706.GP have both been observed
! to work; version B.11.11.04 gets the build error and needs the
! workaround.
! This problem might also happen with other C compilers.
  *** Misc

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