[arch-general] [SOLVED/WORKAROUND] BUG? Re: rpcgen - cannot find any C preprocessor?

Jan Steffens jan.steffens at gmail.com
Sat Jul 14 08:32:27 EDT 2012

On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 2:17 PM, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:
> Hi David,
> On Sat, Jul 14, 2012 at 8:01 AM, David C. Rankin
> <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com> wrote:
>> Devs,
> I should point out that most devs are not subscribed to this ML.
>>   There is either a bug in Arch's packaging of glibc/rpcgen or it is upstream.
>> rpcgen was removed from glibc a while back and then was put back in when
>> libtirpc wasn't ready for use. Given this failure, after much investigation, it
>> was discovered that the rpcgen in glibc on arch searches for cpp in:
>> (1) /lib/cpp
>> (2) /usr/ccs/lib/cp  (really...?)
>>   Neither of which are present on Arch any longer leading to the tdebase build
>> failure. To fix the problem all I did was create a symlink in the archroot for
>> /lib/cpp->/usr/bin/cpp. Now tdebase builds just fine.
>>   I know the /lib/cpp link disappeared somewhere between June 4, 2012 and July
>> 8, 2012 because tdebase was building fine on 6/4 and then failed beginning
>> around 7/8.
>>   With all the changes to glibc 2.16 I don't know if this missing link is an
>> arch packaging issue or upstream. Regardless, it is a problem that affects
>> packages relying on rpcgen.
> I don't know this package too well, but a priori it sounds like a bug.
> If it has not yet been filed, I suggest opening a report at
> bugs.archlinux.org, that way someone will look into it.
> Cheers,
> Tom

Allan already knows about it and is talking to upstream.

For now, use the -Y parameter to rpcgen.

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