Bug #12023 Compile error in libmysql.c
Submitted: 18 Jul 2005 23:02 Modified: 22 Aug 2005 20:52
Reporter: [ name withheld ] Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Compiling Severity:S2 (Serious)
Version:4.0.25 OS:Linux (Mandriva 2005)
Assigned to: CPU Architecture:Any

[18 Jul 2005 23:02] [ name withheld ]
Compiled fine on our older Mandrake 10.0 systems, but on our next-gen Mandriva 2005 box, we ran into a compile error as seen below.  Downgrading GCC to 3.2.x did not solve the problem.

System Info:
Linux 2.6.11-6mdk
gcc (GCC) 3.4.3 (Mandrakelinux 10.2 3.4.3-7mdk)

Compile settings:
CFLAGS="-Oc -march=" CXX="gcc" CXXFLAGS="-Oc -march=athlon-4 -felide-constructors -fno-exceptions -fno-rtti" ./configure  --with-mysqld-ldflags=-all-static --enable-assembler --with-big-tables --with-jpeg-dir=/usr/local


make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/local/src/mysql-4.0.25/libmysql'
if /bin/sh ../libtool --preserve-dup-deps --mode=compile gcc -DDEFAULT_CHARSET_HOME="\"/usr/local\"" -DDATADIR="\"/usr/local/var\"" -DSHAREDIR="\"/usr/local/share/mysql\"" -DUNDEF_THREADS_HACK -DDONT_USE_RAID  -DMYSQL_CLIENT -I. -I. -I.. -I./../include -I../include -I./.. -I.. -I..     -O3 -DDBUG_OFF -Os -march=athlon-4   -MT libmysql.lo -MD -MP -MF ".deps/libmysql.Tpo" -c -o libmysql.lo libmysql.c; \
then mv -f ".deps/libmysql.Tpo" ".deps/libmysql.Plo"; else rm -f ".deps/libmysql.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
 gcc -DDEFAULT_CHARSET_HOME=\"/usr/local\" -DDATADIR=\"/usr/local/var\" -DSHAREDIR=\"/usr/local/share/mysql\" -DUNDEF_THREADS_HACK -DDONT_USE_RAID -DMYSQL_CLIENT -I. -I. -I.. -I./../include -I../include -I./.. -I.. -I.. -O3 -DDBUG_OFF -Os -march=athlon-4 -MT libmysql.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/libmysql.Tpo -c libmysql.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/libmysql.o
libmysql.c: In function `mysql_real_connect':
libmysql.c:1862: warning: passing arg 5 of `gethostbyname_r' from incompatible pointer type
libmysql.c:1862: error: too few arguments to function `gethostbyname_r'
libmysql.c:1862: warning: assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
make[1]: *** [libmysql.lo] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/mysql-4.0.25/libmysql'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

How to repeat:
Take a stock install of Mandriva 2005 on an AMD system, try to compile a stock download of MySQL 4.0.25 source with flags as seen above.
[18 Jul 2005 23:33] [ name withheld ]
After extensive googling, I found a fix at <http://circle.ch/blog/index.php?p=727&tb=1>

in config.h, make the following changes:

/* Solaris define gethostbyname_r with 5 arguments. glibc2 defines
this with 6 arguments */
[22 Aug 2005 19:29] Hartmut Holzgraefe
were you building from a freshly unpacked source archive or reusing a source tree that had already been used on another machine? (just want to make sure you are not tricked by the "configure" cache mechanism ...)
[22 Aug 2005 20:52] [ name withheld ]
I download a completely fresh mysql-4.0.25 and it compiled properly, so looks like you were right about the configuration from a previous build being cached.  Changing "make clean" to "make distclean" in our build scripts, and apologies for taking your time with this.

Thanks for a great product!