Why gdb fail to make

Joel Brobecker brobecker@adacore.com
Wed May 15 11:11:00 GMT 2013

> In file included from ../../gdb-7.6.50-2/gdb/defs.h:803,
>                  from ../../gdb-7.6.50-2/gdb/gdb.c:19:
> ../../gdb-7.6.50-2/gdb/utils.h:283: warning: parameter has incomplete type
> Makefile:979: recipe for target `gdb.o' failed

I think that's from the following declaration in utils.h:

        enum errors;

This was reported recently, and we discovered that this type of
declaration was a GCC extension not supported by older versions
of GCC.

I thought we had this fixed, already, but it looks like not.
You can probably work-around the problem by adding

        #include "exceptions.h"

around the start of utils.h. Or configure with --disable-werror.


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