[Rd] will not compile on Fedora Core 2 Test 2 (PR#6844)

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sat May 1 18:10:41 CEST 2004

Please try the r-patched version of R.  This is a serious bug in the
XFree86 4.4.x headers, that we have worked around by adding the lines 

/* don't use X11 function prototypes (which tend to ...): */
#define NeedFunctionPrototypes 0
/* XFree 4.4.0 forgets to define this if NeedFunctionPrototypes=0 */
#ifndef _Xconst
#define _Xconst const

to dataentry.c.  This works for me on a XFree86 4.4.0 system, and for a 
few others, but we would appreciate confirmation.

On Sat, 1 May 2004 Dan.Kelley at Dal.Ca wrote:

> Full_Name: Dan Kelley
> Version: 1.9.0
> OS: Fedora Core 2 Test 2
> Submission from: (NULL) (
> Pasted below is part of the output from    ./configure && make     on Fedora
> Core 2 Test 2.  I am not sure what else to try, but if there are tests that
> might help, I'd be very happy to do them.  (Note: this OS is pretty fresh, just
> having been released a few days ago.  This is the first x11-employing
> application I've built on the machine.)
> make[4]: Entering directory `/home/kelley/src/R-1.9.0/src/modules/X11'
> gcc -I. -I../../../src/include -I../../../src/include -I/usr/X11R6/include
> -I/usr/local/include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -D__NO_MATH_INLINES -mieee-fp -fPIC  -g -O2
> -c dataentry.c -o dataentry.lo
> In file included from dataentry.c:31:
> /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xlib.h:1400: error: syntax error before "_Xconst"
> /usr/X11R6/include/X11/Xlib.h:1488: error: syntax error before "char"
> /

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