GDB 8.1 build error

Simon Marchi simon.marchi@polymtl.ca
Fri Apr 27 19:10:00 GMT 2018


On 2018-04-27 14:44, Paul Koning wrote:
> I had deleted the build test directory, so I repeated the operation.
> Got a failure again but a completely different one:
> 
> g++ -x c++ -std=gnu++11 -g -O2   -I.
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/common
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/config
> -DLOCALEDIR="\"/usr/local/trunk/share/locale\"" -DHAVE_CONFIG_H
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../include/opcode
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../opcodes/..
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../readline/..
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../zlib -I../bfd
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../bfd
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../include -I../libdecnumber
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/../libdecnumber
> -I/Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/gnulib/import
> -Ibuild-gnulib/import   -DTUI=1
> -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7
> -I/System/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/2.7/include/python2.7
> -w  -c -o completer.o -MT completer.o -MMD -MP -MF
> ./.deps/completer.Tpo /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/completer.c
> 
> /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/completer.c:2041:23: error:
>       non-constant-expression cannot be narrowed from type 'int' to 
> 'char' in
>       initializer list [-Wc++11-narrowing]
>       char buf[2] = { quote_char () };
>                       ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
> /Users/pkoning/Downloads/gdb-8.1/gdb/completer.c:2041:23: note: insert 
> an
>       explicit cast to silence this issue
>       char buf[2] = { quote_char () };
>                       ^~~~~~~~~~~~~
>                       static_cast<char>( )

For that problem, this warning should have been inhibited by 
-Wno-narrowing as defined in gdb/warning.m4.  I notice that you seem to 
have no warning flags at all on your command line.  That's probably 
because when --disable-build-warnings is passed, we don't append any of 
the -W* -Wno-* flags.  But in that case, we should still append the 
-Wno-* flags...  So it sounds like an issue that should be fixed in 
warning.m4.  I'd suggest using --disable-werror instead: you'll see 
warnings, but they'll be non-fatal.

Simon



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