gnucash master: Multiple changes pushed

John Ralls jralls at
Tue Jul 8 14:40:59 EDT 2014

On Jul 8, 2014, at 4:43 PM, Sumit Bhardwaj <bhardwajs at> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM, John Ralls <jralls at> wrote:
> On Jul 7, 2014, at 4:03 PM, Sumit Bhardwaj <bhardwajs at> wrote:
>> Hi John,
>> Sumit,
>> I don't understand how you concluded that the AM_CXXFLAGS are being included when make builds gfec.c, nor do I understand why you think that it's using g++. The command make emitted when it failed was:
>>>>  gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I../.. -Wno-error=deprecated-declarations -I../../lib/libc -I../../src -I../../src -I../../src/gnc-module -I../../src/app-utils/calculation -I../../src/core-utils -I../../src/engine -I../../src/libqof/qof -I../../src/backend/xml -pthread -I/usr/include/guile/2.0 -pthread -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -pthread -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/pixman-1 -I/usr/include/libdrm -I/usr/include/libpng16 -I/usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0 -I/usr/include/libpng16 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/harfbuzz -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib64/glib-2.0/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/libxml2 -I/usr/include/libxml2 -DG_LOG_DOMAIN=\"\" -Werror -Wdeclaration-after-statement -Wno-pointer-sign -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wall -Wunused -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -Wno-non-literal-null-conversion -Wno-unused -g -O2 -MT gfec.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/gfec.Tpo -c gfec.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/gfec.o 
>> Clearly showing that it's calling gcc and clearly not including -Wno-deprecated-register.
>> Apologies for not being clear. This compile shouldn't cause problem if the compiler was gcc. My test
>> gcc   -Wall -Wunused -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations  -Wno-non-literal-null-
>> conversion -Wno-unused -g -O2 -Werror -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 helloworld.c
>> worked without any problems, but the test with g++ threw the error saying -Wno-non-literal-null-conversion is not a valid option.
> Yeah, I got that. What I don't understand is why you think that's germane when it's clearly gcc that's failing to compile gfec.c and it's clearly cc1, not cc1plus, that's rejecting the -Wno-non-literal-null-conversion argument.
> My hypothesis is based on the experiment on the trivial helloworld.c with gcc and g++. While gcc compiles and links with the -Wno-non-literal-null-conversion argument, g++ doesn't.
> My hypothesis for the fail step is that cc1plus is invoked in the background which bonks with this argument. I will google to see if that's the behavior in mixed (C and C++) codebases.

You can test that by pasting the gcc invocation directly to a command prompt. If gfec.c compiles that way, you're hypothesis is proved and make or libtool is doing something sttange; if not, the problem is in gcc or maybe something about gfec.c. It's perhaps significant that app-utils is about halfway through the compilation, so lots of files have compiled quite happily with that argument.

> So adding actual code to be compiled doesn't make any difference, it still passes only to fail later. Rats.
> Of course, we can drop this argument as a workaround. Barring that, configure is setting CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS correctly.  Rats indeed!

John Ralls

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