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Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 16:11:05 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: [compatability] sys/cdefs.h not shipped

On Tue, Sep 06, 2011 at 11:48:13PM -0700, Isaac Dunham wrote:
> sys/cdefs.h is required by TI-RPC (an ipv6 compatible derivative of
> the 'sun-rpc' code in gnu libc) and by libbsd; there are certainly
> others, but those were the two I tried.
> And no, a stub like features.h won't do the job.

Could you elaborate on what's needed from this file? It's definitely a
bug for any program to be using the stuff in cdefs.h, which is pretty
much all double-underscore-prefixed macros for internal use by glibc
to facilitate compiling in pre-ANSI C compilers, which is almost
certainly not going to work anyway. Is TI-RPC working on other
non-GNU/Linux systems, which probably don't have this header?


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