[vdr] Compilation issues with recent DVB header files vs libc6

Anssi Hannula anssi.hannula at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 20:20:05 CEST 2009


Tobi wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> Recent DVB driver releases (now in Kernel 2.6.29) cause trouble compiling
> VDR (see snippet A below).
> 
> The common solution to this seems to be to add a "-D__KERNEL_STRICT_NAMES".
> 
> It felt wrong somehow and I didn't liked this, so I tried another
> solution, which is to have any libc6 <sys/*> includes appear before the
> linux DVB header includes <linux/*>. Doing this only in dvbdevice.c seems
> to do the trick for VDR (see snippet B). I works for VDR 1.6.0 as well as
> VDR 1.7.4.
> 
> I think the root of this problem is caused by the Kernel headers / DVB
> drivers changing from asm/types.h to linux/types.h:
> 
> -#include <asm/types.h>
> +#include <linux/types.h>
> 
> How should this problem ideally be fixed? Is my solution (snippet B)
> better than using -D__KERNEL_STRICT_NAMES or should the kernel / DVB
> driver developers be blamed for this?

The kernel headers should be fixed to use strict types (patches
available). See my earlier reply on the issue:
http://linuxtv.org/pipermail/vdr/2009-March/019783.html

-- 
Anssi Hannula



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