can't compile Python modules that use C99

Bug #452667 reported by Zooko Wilcox-O'Hearn
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Fix Released
Nexenta Operating System

Bug Description

Using Python 2.5.2-0nexenta2 . When I try to build a Python module that is written in C99 I get this failure:

gcc -DNDEBUG -g -fwrapv -O2 -Wall -Wstrict-prototypes -g -O2 -O2 -fPIC -I/usr/include/python2.5 -c zfec/_fecmodule.c -o build/temp.solaris-2.11-i86pc-2.5/zfec/_fecmodule.o -std=c99
In file included from /usr/include/limits.h:36,
                 from /usr/lib/gcc/i386-pc-solaris2.11/4.2.3/include/limits.h:122,
                 from /usr/lib/gcc/i386-pc-solaris2.11/4.2.3/include/syslimits.h:7,
                 from /usr/lib/gcc/i386-pc-solaris2.11/4.2.3/include/limits.h:11,
                 from /usr/include/python2.5/Python.h:18,
                 from zfec/_fecmodule.c:5:
/usr/include/sys/feature_tests.h:353:2: error: #error "Compiler or options invalid for pre-UNIX 03 X/Open applications and pre-2001 POSIX applications"

I believe that this is caused by this issue in Python:

There is a patch (by me) on that ticket. Here is the patch:

--- (revision 56514)
+++ (working copy)
@@ -208,9 +208,12 @@
   # Marc Recht
   NetBSD/1.5 | NetBSD/1.5.* | NetBSD/1.6 | NetBSD/1.6.* | NetBSD/1.6[A-S])
- # On Solaris 2.6, sys/wait.h is inconsistent in the usage
- # of union __?sigval. Reported by Stuart Bishop.
- SunOS/5.6)
+ # From the perspective of Solaris, _XOPEN_SOURCE is not so much a
+ # request to enable features supported by the standard as a request
+ # to disable features not supported by the standard. The best way
+ # for Python to use Solaris is simply to leave _XOPEN_SOURCE out
+ # entirely and define __EXTENSIONS__ instead.
+ SunOS/*)
   # On UnixWare 7, u_long is never defined with _XOPEN_SOURCE,
   # but used in /usr/include/netinet/tcp.h. Reported by Tim Rice.
@@ -271,7 +274,7 @@
   # except for Solaris 10, where it must not be defined,
   # as it implies XPG4.2
   case $ac_sys_system/$ac_sys_release in
- SunOS/5.10)
+ SunOS/*)

Please apply that patch to the Nexenta packaging of Python.

Changed in python:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in zfec:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in python:
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in python:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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