openembedded fails to compile

Bug #373969 reported by uglyoldbob on 2009-05-09
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Bug Description

When compiling the system for the gumstix platform (bitbake gumstix-basic-image), errors occur when compiling dbus-1.0.1 and linux-2.6.21-r1/scripts/mod/sumversion.c.
uname -a tells me this: 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
dbus fails because struct ucred is not defined. You have to edit the temp copy of the source file so this will compile, but it needs to be done every time the source is unpacked.
sumversion.c needs to have #include <limits.h> added to it for a proper compile. Same thing exists here as being a hack by modifying a temp copy of the source file.
I have encountered the problem with ubuntu 9.04, and others have had problems with 8.10. 9.04 supposedly has the problem and 8.04 does not, but I do not have firsthand experience with these.

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better.
Is this bug reproducible with the latest Lucid packages ?
Thanks in advance.

Changed in ubuntu:
status: New → Incomplete
Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

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Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We'd like to figure out what's causing this bug for you, but we haven't heard back from you in a while. Could you please provide the requested information? Thanks!

uglyoldbob (thomas-epperson) wrote :

Sorry, I haven't compiled the gumstix image for my hardware in a while. I will retrace my steps with Ubuntu 10.04 after I get in installed. (Maybe I'll finally get the USB client working)

Fabio Marconi (fabiomarconi) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in ubuntu:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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