[BLFS Trac] #3124: guile-1.8.7 build failure related to recent gcc versions

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Wed Jun 16 08:43:10 PDT 2010

#3124: guile-1.8.7 build failure related to recent gcc versions
 Reporter:  drjones  |       Owner:  blfs-book@…                   
     Type:  defect   |      Status:  new                           
 Priority:  normal   |   Milestone:  future                        
Component:  BOOK     |     Version:  SVN                           
 Severity:  normal   |    Keywords:                                
 guile-1.8.7 failed to build following the blfs development version
 instructions and gave the following error:

 ERROR: unknown doc attribute: (location (string .alist.c) (int . 40) (hash

 This error has been diagnosed in another context; see
 http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/general/guile.html for
 information about the issue and resolution.  I couldn't get the patch
 embedded in the page to work (in hindsight, it appears to assume a
 different directory), but was able to manually copy the change the patch
 would have made (adding the -P flag) into the appropriate file
 (guile-1.8.7/libguile/guile-snarf-docs.in) and it fixed the problem.

 Based on the discussion in the referenced page, it appears that recent
 versions of gcc (4.4.2 and later; I'm using 4.5.0 per lfs-dev) changed
 their behavior in a way that broke the guile build.

Ticket URL: <http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/3124>
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