[cairo] Cairo-1.6.0 on solaris10 build failure

Dean Brundage Dean.Brundage at Sun.COM
Mon Apr 14 08:25:45 PDT 2008

Andreas Tobler wrote:
> Carl Worth wrote:
>> On Fri, 11 Apr 2008 14:46:25 -0500, Dean Brundage wrote:
>>> Please provide some pointers on this build failure.  Thanks.
>>> cairo-ps-surface.c: In function `_cairo_ps_surface_emit_header':
>>> cairo-ps-surface.c:110: error: too few arguments to function `ctime_r'
>>> The man page for ctim_r says it takes three arguments:
>>> char *ctime_r(const time_t *clock, char *buf, int buflen);
>> Not "the" man page. There are obviously more than one. The one on my
>> system says:
>>     char *ctime_r(const time_t *timep, char *buf);
>> ...
>>     POSIX.1-2001.   C89  and C99 specify asctime(), ctime(), gmtime(), 
>> local‐
>>     time(), and mktime()
>>     The four functions asctime(), ctime(), gmtime() and localtime() 
>> return  a
>>     pointer  to  static data and hence are not thread-safe. 
>> Thread-safe ver‐
>>     sions asctime_r(), ctime_r(), gmtime_r() and localtime_r() are 
>> specified
>>     by SUSv2, and available since libc 5.2.5.
>> Suggested fix, anyone?
> You might try to compile with:
> Should help

Thanks for the reply Andreas.  Here is how I got cairo to build:


OS=`uname -r`



GNUMAKE=gmake; export GNUMAKE

# Use SunStudio compiler because g++ uses , as some sort of delimiter
CC="${SOFTDIST_DIR}/sunstudio_sparc/SUNWspro/bin/cc"; export CC
CXX="${SOFTDIST_DIR}/sunstudio_sparc/SUNWspro/bin/CC"; export CXX


# sed barfs in configure because it uses , to delimit substitutions
# Change the problematic ones (those that use our PREFIX) to ! instead
patch -N configure < ../../../codebase/cairographics/package/configure.patch

./configure --prefix=${PREFIX} \
             --bindir=${PREFIX}/${OS}-bin.${ARCH} \
             --libdir=${PREFIX}/${OS}-lib.${ARCH} \
             --includedir=${PREFIX}/${OS}-include.${ARCH} \
             --mandir=${PREFIX}/doc/man \

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