Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 7 years ago

#5973 closed Bug (fixed)

transmission-2.84: fails to build on musl libc because of a missing header file.

Reported by: blueness Owned by: mike.dld
Priority: Normal Milestone: 2.90
Component: Transmission Version: 2.84
Severity: Normal Keywords:


libtransmission/transmission.h: add missing <sys/types.h>

transmission.h and several files including it, like bitfield.c and fdlimits.h make reference to ssize_t, off_t and other types defined in <sys/types.h> but never include the header. By including <sys/types.h> in transmission.h, the required type definitions are propagated to all files that need them.

Not including <sys/types.h> on glibc and uClibc systems does not pose a problem because of the way the headers stack in those C Standard Libraries, but on musl excluding <sys/types.h> leads to compile time failure.

For the POSIX specs, see

Signed-of-by: Anthony G. Basile <blueness@…>

Attachments (1)

transmission-2.84-musl-missing-header.patch (1.2 KB) - added by blueness 7 years ago.
patch against version 2.84

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Change History (4)

Changed 7 years ago by blueness

patch against version 2.84

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by mike.dld

  • Owner set to mike.dld
  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by mike.dld

  • Milestone changed from None Set to 2.90
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from assigned to closed

I tried building Transmission (trunk) in Gentoo/musl about a month ago and it succeeded with just a small redefinition warning (see r14543). The use of ssize_t was eliminated earlier in r14435. I consider this fixed, but please feel free to try out trunk yourself and see if there are any other issues.

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by blueness

Heh, I'm the dude responsible for Gentoo/musl. I didn't test trunc, only the 2.84 release which was pushed out in Gentoo in July 2014. I'll check out trunc and see, but I'm sure you're. Sorry for the noise.

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