build error kdelibs3.5.1 kio

David Faure faure at
Wed Feb 1 11:23:10 GMT 2006

On Wednesday 01 February 2006 10:46, Thiago Macieira wrote:
> Tobias wrote:
> >In file included from global.cpp:19,
> >                from libkiocore_la.all_cpp.cpp:11:
> >../../config.h: At global scope:
> >../../config.h:900: error: expected constructor, destructor, or type
> >conversion before
> >"extern"
> >../../config.h:900: error: expected `,' or `;' before "extern"
> What's on config.h line 900? Does it work if you build without 
> --enable-final?

See #121105. I was able to investigate the pre-processed file and find out that config.h:900 isn't the problem at all,
the problem comes from a stray "_PATH_MNTTAB" in global.cpp (and since it's the last thing before config.h, the
parsing fails on config.h:900). No idea where that _PATH_MNTTAB comes from though (can anyone who reads
pre-processed stuff better than me look at #121105?).

Looking at the pre-processed sources I noticed that the prototypes in config.h are seen
many many times... To speed up compilation, shouldn't config.h have an include guard 
(#ifndef CONFIG_H_INCLUDED/#define CONFIG_H_INCLUDED)? Well maybe not possible
with autoconf, but something to do with the new build system(s) :)

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