Consequences of major libc changes

Erik Wikström Erik-wikstrom at
Mon Apr 13 07:57:55 PDT 2009

On 2009-04-13 15:10, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 03:28:23PM +0300, Hasso Tepper wrote:
>> The problem is that there is too many packages with common problem (for 
>> DragonFly) - they don't include unistd.h, but compile regardless of that 
>> on Linux, NetBSD and FreeBSD, seems. Many of such packages are C++. Maybe 
>> there is something wrong with our compiler? Examples of such packages are 
>> ham/fldigi, x11/nucleo and editors/notecase.
> I don't think it is the compiler. I also can't find any other *system*
> header on NetBSD that pulls in unistd.h (except getopt.h, but that does
> so on DragonFly as well).

What I can't understand is why C++ programs would have problems with
unistd.h more than C programs. Might it be that one of the C++ headers
pulls it in on Linux and NetBSD but not on DragonFly (they should not
since unistd.h is not part of ISO C or C++)?

Erik Wikström

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