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Id: 8289
Status: resolved
Priority: 0/
Queue: XML-LibXML

Owner: Nobody in particular
Requestors: nick [...]

Bug Information
Severity: Critical
Broken in: 1.58
Fixed in: (no value)

Subject: Cannot install package due to compile error.
Trying to build XML::LibXML against a supported libxml2 version (2.6.8, the last one the module claims to support), the make fails with a compilation error as follows: gcc -c -I/usr/include/libxml2 -fno-strict-aliasing -I/usr/local/include -O2 -march=i386 -mcpu=i686 -DVERSION=\"1.58\" -DXS_VERSION=\"1.58\" -fPIC -I/usr/lib/perl5/5.6.1/i386-linux/CORE -DHAVE_UTF8 -DHAVE_BLANK perl-libxml-mm.c perl-libxml-mm.c: In function `nodeC2Sv': perl-libxml-mm.c:968: parse error before `*' perl-libxml-mm.c:972: `decoded' undeclared (first use in this function) perl-libxml-mm.c:972: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once perl-libxml-mm.c:972: for each function it appears in.) make: *** [perl-libxml-mm.o] Error 1 Google suggests that at least two people have found and fixed the problem by moving the declaration of "xmlChar * decoded" from line 968 to the start of its block; however this blocking error is still in this package although it was first reported four months ago, and it would be nice if other people don't have to waste man-days in tracking it down ! So here's a patch for anyone else bitten by this.
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--- perl-libxml-mm.c.orig Wed Mar 31 20:32:08 2004 +++ perl-libxml-mm.c Sat Nov 6 00:53:41 2004 @@ -959,13 +959,14 @@ if ( refnode != NULL ) { xmlDocPtr real_doc = refnode->doc; if ( real_doc != NULL && real_doc->encoding != NULL ) { + xmlChar * decoded; xs_warn( " encode node !!" ); /* The following statement is to handle bad values set by XML::LibXSLT */ if ( PmmNodeEncoding(real_doc) == XML_CHAR_ENCODING_NONE ) { PmmNodeEncoding(real_doc) = XML_CHAR_ENCODING_UTF8; } - xmlChar * decoded = PmmFastDecodeString( PmmNodeEncoding(real_doc) , + decoded = PmmFastDecodeString( PmmNodeEncoding(real_doc) , (const xmlChar *)string, (const xmlChar*)real_doc->encoding); xs_warn( "push decoded string into SV" );

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