[Nut-upsdev] Finding libusb on FreeBSD 8.0

Daniel O'Connor doconnor at gsoft.com.au
Fri Dec 25 01:02:19 UTC 2009

On Fri, 25 Dec 2009, Arjen de Korte wrote:
> Citeren Charles Lepple <clepple at gmail.com>:
> > There also seems to be an issue finding uu_lock, but that probably
> > just needs to include sys/types.h first.
> This seems to be a badly broken <libutil.h> header in FreeBSD 8.0. If
> the stuff in <libutil.h> needs <sys/types.h> for it's type
> definitions, this header should be #include'd in <libutil.h>, not
> rely upon the compiler to do it for you. This used to work in FreeBSD
> 6.4. I would say this is a FreeBSD bug.

It is a standard FreeBSD philosophy to make the programmer explicitly 
include a header required by another header (subject to certain 
historical things).. 

The idea being that the programmer explicitly knows what they are 

Daniel O'Connor software and network engineer
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