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Re: [kde-linux] Building KDEPIM 4.7 from the GIT repository

James Tyrer posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2011 22:58:42 -0700 as excerpted:

> On 12/19/2011 05:54 PM, Duncan wrote:
>> James Tyrer posted on Mon, 19 Dec 2011 16:56:26 -0700 as excerpted:
>>> On 12/19/2011 02:16 PM, James Tyrer wrote:
>>>> For several weeks building KDEPIM from GIT "origin/KDE/4.7" has
>>>> failed with this error:
>>>> /usr/GIT/KDE/kdepim/messagecomposer/akonadisender.cpp:138: error:
>>>> reference to 'Message' is ambiguous
>>>> However the tag v4.7.3 builds OK, indicating that the source was
>>>> broken since release 4.7.3 was tagged. Now, release 4.7.4 has been
>>>> tagged and it will not build.

>> Have you tried git bisect-ing the problem?

> Yes, I have it down to the file and the changes in that file that broke
> it.
> I upgraded GCC and now it builds -- my compiler was getting a bit old
> although it isn't really safe to install the newest version either.
> But, that doesn't establish whether it was illegal code or not since the
> GCC compilers will often compile code that isn't legal.

You know how to frustrate a person, don't you? =:^(  You mention the old 
compiler that was broken with the code was a bit old, and that the new 
one isn't broken, but not a hint to be seen about what the actual version 
was of either one! <grr!>

I would have at least liked the gcc version numbers for comparison with 
mine, 4.5.3.  Gentoo has 4.6 in the tree but still masked even for ~arch 
(testing) as it's broken with a few packages (including grub-legacy) 
still, apparently, and while with the early 4.x versions I was upgrading 
well before the unmasking, that was because 4.x was still improving amd64 
code by leaps and bounds (with 4.x the first series where it was a truly 
native arch, not bolted onto the side as an afterthought as it was for 
3.x), and now that amd64 is a mature arch much like (32-bit) x86, 
improvements are incremental enough and I've been busy enough not to be 
that interested in all the hassle that comes with unmasking a still 
masked version, finding and applying the necessary patches not in the 
gentoo tree yet, etc.

But I am feeling a bit like my gcc 4.5.3 is a bit stale now, tho in 
perspective it's not /that/ old, it's just that I'm used to being a bit 
more leading edge than I am ATM.

That's why I'm interested in what you're using, and what you're calling 
old and new, to get a bit of perspective from someone in the non-gentoo 
camp that none-the-less builds much or all of their system so that it and 
thus they live and die by that compiler as much as gentoo folks do.

IOW, it's not just to help you, tho if I can I certainly will, but to 
satisfy my own curiosity as to what you call "old" and "new" in compiler 
terms, as well.  And you're frustrating me, withholding that information 
like as if it were some top-secret and I'm wikileaks, or something.
<grr!> =:^)

Duncan - List replies preferred.   No HTML msgs.
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