Debian Bug report logs - #725099
emacs24: FTBFS on hurd-i386

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Package: src:emacs24; Maintainer for src:emacs24 is Rob Browning <>;

Reported by: Pino Toscano <>

Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2013 13:48:01 UTC

Severity: important

Tags: patch

Found in version emacs24/24.3+1-1

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From: Pino Toscano <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: emacs24: FTBFS on hurd-i386
Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2013 15:46:18 +0200
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Source: emacs24
Version: 24.3+1-1
Severity: important
Tags: patch
Usertags: hurd


currently [1] emacs24 24.3 does not compile on GNU/Hurd.

The problem is that, since Hurd's sys/param.h defines BSD (for some
kind of BSD compatibility), BSD_SYSTEM is defined too, leading to the
inclusion of sys/sysctl.h, which does not exist on Hurd.

The problem has been (indirectly) fixed with upstream's r112030 [2]
in trunk; attached there is a backport of this commit, which allows to
successfully build emacs24 on Hurd.


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