[Buildroot] avr32 - directfb compile failure in release buildroot 2.3.0

David Brown david at westcontrol.com
Mon Jan 5 16:27:55 UTC 2009

I'm not sure if this is something that should be considered a buildroot 
issue, a DirectFB issue, or an AVR32-specific issue.  Hopefully someone 
will point me in the right direction if this is not a suitable mailing 
list for this issue.

My build environment is buildroot 2.3.0 from Atmel, configured for the 
AVR32 (with "make atstk1002_defconfig" and a few small changes).

Builds of DirectFB (version 1.2.6) are failing with an error message 
lib/direct/interface.c, amongst other files).  I've traced this to a 
difference in the ./configure script and the actual compilation - the 
./configure script defines the "_GNU_SOURCE" symbol before checking for 
the "PTHREAD_RECURSIVE_MUTEX_INITIALIZER_NP" macro, and thus finds it 
defined.  The actual library code does not define the "_GNU_SOURCE" 
symbol (according to the changelog, this definition was in older 
DirectFB versions, but has since been removed), and thus (via 
<features.h> and <pthread.h>) "PTHREAD_RECURSIVE_MUTEX_INITIALIZER_NP" 
is not defined during compilation.

I've got DirectFB to compile by adding a "#define _GNU_SOURCE 1" to the 
start of "config.h", and now the DirectFB demo programs are compiled and 
seem to be working.


David Brown

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