On Tue, 7 Dec 2004, Scott Klement wrote:

This appears to be caused by the AC_FUNC_MALLOC macro in configure.ac.

 a) editing configure.ac
 b) comment-out the AC_FUNC_MALLOC line, and
 c) re-run ./autogen.sh and ./configure

Please let us know if that solves the problem.

I'm not sure if we should do this. The autoconf manual section on Particular Function Checks says:

"If the malloc function is compatible with the GNU C library malloc (i.e., `malloc (0)' returns a valid pointer), define HAVE_MALLOC to 1. Otherwise define HAVE_MALLOC to 0, ask for an AC_LIBOBJ replacement for `malloc', and define malloc to rpl_malloc so that the native malloc is not used in the main project."


Apparently solaris doesn't have this behaviour so autoconf is correctly trying to redefine malloc to a portable version. The manual also has the code for the portable malloc so I'll just put that together and make another tarball to try.

James Rich

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