2004.06.06 22:26 "[Tiff] [ANNOUNCE]: Libtiff 3.6.1 released", by Andrey Kiselev

2004.06.07 08:59 "Re: [Tiff] Re: tiff-3.7.0alpha", by Andrey Kiselev

While attempting to build the alpha package using GCC targeting 64-bit sparc under Solaris, I encountered some problems.

This warning sounds like a probable bug:

tif_packbits.c: In function `PackBitsPreEncode':
tif_packbits.c:45: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
tif_packbits.c:47: warning: cast to pointer from integer of different size
tif_packbits.c: In function `PackBitsEncodeChunk':
tif_packbits.c:191: warning: cast from pointer to integer of different size

That is no problem. Will be fixed in the next release.

Apparently Solaris does not require any of the porting routines from libport so libport never gets built at all. Unfortunately the library is then referenced later during the build, causing the build to fail:

gcc-3.4.0: /home/bfriesen/src/graphics/tiff-3.7.0alpha/port/.libs/libport.a: No such file or directory

That is strange. libport.a should be built in any case. If your case it will be just empty library without any objects inside, but it should be built. Perhaps, it is autotools glitches, related to LTLIBOBJS handling. I shall try to investigate.


Andrey V. Kiselev
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