Debian Bug report logs - #493770
freebsd-buildutils: fgetln() implicitly converted to pointer

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Package: freebsd-buildutils; Maintainer for freebsd-buildutils is GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>; Source for freebsd-buildutils is src:freebsd-buildutils.

Reported by: dann frazier <>

Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 20:00:04 UTC

Severity: serious

Found in version freebsd-buildutils/7.0-1

Fixed in version freebsd-buildutils/7.0-2

Done: Aurelien Jarno <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, GNU/kFreeBSD Maintainers <>:
Bug#493770; Package freebsd-buildutils. Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: dann frazier <>
Subject: freebsd-buildutils: fgetln() implicitly converted to pointer
Date: Mon, 4 Aug 2008 13:58:40 -0600
Package: freebsd-buildutils
Version: 7.0-1
Severity: serious
Usertags: implicit-pointer-conversion

Our automated buildd log filter[1] detected a problem that is likely to
cause your package to segfault on architectures where the size of a
pointer is greater than the size of an integer, such as ia64 and amd64.

  Function `fgetln' implicitly converted to pointer at excludes.c:74

This is often due to a missing function prototype definition.
For more information, see [2].

Though it is guaranteed that this codepath will cause a segfault on certain
architectures, it is not guaranteed that this codepath would ever be executed
(e.g., if the returned pointer is never dereferenced). However, this bug
does prevent the ia64 buildd from successfully building this package, resulting
in a practical FTBFS issue and warranting the serious severity.

It looks like excludes.c needs an '#include <bsd/string.h>'
directive. Not providing a patch because this file appears during the
build and its not immediately obvious to me where it comes from.


dann frazier

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Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Aurelien Jarno <>
Subject: Bug#493770: fixed in freebsd-buildutils 7.0-2
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 22:17:07 +0000
Source: freebsd-buildutils
Source-Version: 7.0-2

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
freebsd-buildutils, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive:

  to pool/main/f/freebsd-buildutils/freebsd-buildutils_7.0-2.diff.gz
  to pool/main/f/freebsd-buildutils/freebsd-buildutils_7.0-2.dsc
  to pool/main/f/freebsd-buildutils/freebsd-buildutils_7.0-2_amd64.deb

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Aurelien Jarno <> (supplier of updated freebsd-buildutils package)

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Format: 1.8
Date: Tue, 05 Aug 2008 14:30:25 +0200
Source: freebsd-buildutils
Binary: freebsd-buildutils
Architecture: source amd64
Version: 7.0-2
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Aurelien Jarno <>
Changed-By: Aurelien Jarno <>
 freebsd-buildutils - Utilities for building FreeBSD sources
Closes: 493770
 freebsd-buildutils (7.0-2) unstable; urgency=low
   [ Petr Salinger ]
   * fix implicit-pointer-conversion by including appropriate headers.
     Closes: #493770.
   * add Vcs-* fields into debian/control.
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