v2.3.10 build fails, pcreposix problems

Larry Rosenbaum rosenbaumlm at ornl.gov
Wed Nov 14 12:16:29 EST 2007

Upgrading PCRE to v7.4 fixed the problem.  (Previous version was v6.5)


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Larry M.
Sent: Tuesday, November 13, 2007 2:25 PM
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Subject: v2.3.10 build fails, pcreposix problems


When trying to build Cyrus IMAP v2.3.10 on a Solaris 9 system, I get the
following error:


gmake[1]: Entering directory `/usr/local/src/cyrus/cyrus-imapd-2.3.10/sieve'

../com_err/et/compile_et ./sieve_err.et

gcc -c -I.. -I./../lib -I../com_err/et -I/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include
-I/usr/local/ssl/include -I/usr/local/include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -g -O2  \


gcc -c -I.. -I./../lib -I../com_err/et -I/usr/local/BerkeleyDB.4.4/include
-I/usr/local/ssl/include -I/usr/local/include -DHAVE_CONFIG_H  -g -O2  \


In file included from comparator.h:33,

                 from sieve.y:38:

/usr/local/include/pcreposix.h:110: error: syntax error before "int"

/usr/local/include/pcreposix.h:111: error: syntax error before "int"

/usr/local/include/pcreposix.h:113: error: syntax error before "size_t"

/usr/local/include/pcreposix.h:114: error: syntax error before "void"

gmake[1]: *** [sieve.o] Error 1

gmake[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/src/cyrus/cyrus-imapd-2.3.10/sieve'

gmake: *** [all] Error 1


There are some definitions in pcreposix.h that depend on some #define's in
pcre.h, but pcre.h isn't #include'd anywhere.  Here are some relevant lines
from the configure step:


checking pcreposix.h usability... no

checking pcreposix.h presence... yes

configure: WARNING: pcreposix.h: present but cannot be compiled

configure: WARNING: pcreposix.h:     check for missing prerequisite headers?

configure: WARNING: pcreposix.h: see the Autoconf documentation

configure: WARNING: pcreposix.h:     section "Present But Cannot Be

configure: WARNING: pcreposix.h: proceeding with the preprocessor's result

configure: WARNING: pcreposix.h: in the future, the compiler will take

configure: WARNING:     ## ------------------------------------------ ##

configure: WARNING:     ## Report this to the AC_PACKAGE_NAME lists.  ##

configure: WARNING:     ## ------------------------------------------ ##

checking for pcreposix.h... yes


So the configure script finds that pcreposix.h is unusable, but uses it


The build works fine on a different Solaris 9 system that doesn't have pcre
installed.  Is there a fix for this problem, preferable one that doesn't
involve hacking code?  Is there a config option to pretend pcreposix.h
doesn't exist?


Thanks, Larry

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