Building current gdb on centos-5

Pedro Alves
Thu May 30 08:08:00 GMT 2013

On 05/29/2013 09:50 PM, Julian Smith wrote:

> Is the latest gdb in cvs, expected to build on centos-5 ?

It should, but looks like I broke it.

> I'm seeing this build failure:
> ...
> gcc -g -O2   -I. -I. -I./common -I./config -DLOCALEDIR="\"/usr/local/share/locale\"" -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I./../include/opcode -I./../opcodes/.. -I./../readline/.. -I../bfd -I./../bfd -I./../include -I../libdecnumber -I./../libdecnumber  -I./gn
> ulib/import -Ibuild-gnulib/import   -DTUI=1  -I/usr/include/python2.4 -I/usr/include/python2.4 -Wall -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wpointer-arith -Wpointer-sign -Wno-unused -Wunused-value -Wunused-function -Wno-switch -Wno-char-subscripts 
> -Wmissing-prototypes -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wformat-nonliteral  -c -o mi-main.o -MT mi-main.o -MMD -MP -MF .deps/mi-main.Tpo ./mi/mi-main.c
> In file included from ./mi/mi-main.c:56:
> ./python/python-internal.h: In function 'gdb_Py_DECREF':
> ./python/python-internal.h:179: warning: dereferencing 'void *' pointer
> ./python/python-internal.h:179: error: request for member 'ob_refcnt' in something not a structure or union

Thanks.  gdb_Py_DECREF is a recent addition:

/* Python 2.6 did not wrap Py_DECREF in 'do {...} while (0)', leading
   to 'suggest explicit braces to avoid ambiguous ‘else’' gcc errors.
   Wrap it ourselves, so that callers don't need to care.  */

static inline void
gdb_Py_DECREF (void *op) /* ARI: editCase function */
  Py_DECREF (op);

Making that:

-  Py_DECREF (op);
+  Py_DECREF ((PyObject*) op);

should fix this.  I'll push a fix.

On my system's Python 2.7, Py_DECREF always casts its argument
to (PyObject*), so it didn't seem necessary to cast it ourselves:

#define Py_DECREF(op)                                   \
    do {                                                \
        if (_Py_DEC_REFTOTAL  _Py_REF_DEBUG_COMMA       \
        --((PyObject*)(op))->ob_refcnt != 0)            \
            _Py_CHECK_REFCNT(op)                        \
        else                                            \
        _Py_Dealloc((PyObject *)(op));                  \
    } while (0)

> My centos-5 has python-2.4 (python-devel.i386 2.4.3-24.el5).

For the archives, could you please paste what Py_DECREF looks
like in 2.4?  Thanks!

Pedro Alves

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