Bug#787189: SDL_stretch.h causes compile error
Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
manuel.montezelo at gmail.com
Sat May 30 23:21:24 UTC 2015
Replying now to the bug report as well, it was missing from the last
couple of mails.
2015-05-31 0:20 GMT+01:00 Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo
<manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>:
> 2015-05-30 21:27 GMT+01:00 Steve Clark <fawtytoo at gmail.com>:
>> On Sat, 30 May 2015 10:14:31 +0100
>> "Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo" <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> 2015-05-29 15:54 GMT+01:00 Steve Clark <fawtytoo at gmail.com>:
>>> > Package: libsdl-stretch-dev
>>> > Version: 0.3.1-4
>>> > Including the SDL_stretch header file causes the following compile
>>> > error:
>>> > /usr/include/SDL_stretch/SDL_stretch.h:25:23: fatal error:
>>> > SDL_video.h: No such file or directory #include "SDL_video.h"
>>> > This is because the SDL stretch header files are in a separate
>>> > directory.
>>> > There are 2 possible solutions:
>>> > 1. The SDL stretch header files should be in /usr/include/SDL with
>>> > the other SDL files
>>> > 2. Comment the offending line out in SDL_stretch.h
>>> > Option 2 is tested as workable because the header file continues
>>> > with: #ifndef _SDL_video_h
>>> > #include <SDL/SDL_video.h>
>>> > #endif
>>> > ... which means it will still work. But I think option 1 is
>>> > preferable.
>>> > I don't know if this is an upstream bug. But as it stands, it
>>> > unusable unless that line is commented out.
>>> Doesn't it work if you pass "-I/usr/include/SDL" (the first letter is
>>> a capital 'i', not an L) to the compiler?
>> Yes it does. But I shouldn't have to do that.
> As far as I am aware, it's a common practice to have library headers
> installed in different subdirectories of /usr/include (or under
> /usr/local/include, or /opt, or different paths of the user's
> home...), and then when compiling a project that needs another library
> included, to pass the -I option to the compiler.
> SDL_stretch is not a part of the main SDL modules, it comes from a
> different upstream, and they decided to install it in a different path
> rather than in the same directory as other SDL modules.
> The Debian package does not modify the installation path coming from
> upstream, so probably the situation is the same in other
> distributions. Even within Debian, this has been the behaviour for
> many years, probably more than a decade by now, so moving the files to
> another path is not a good solution, I think -- it will affect the
> other users.
> On the other hand, the following code looks a bit problematic, because
> as it is happening to you right now, if the first #include fails the
> whole compilation fails, it is a fatal error to include a file and the
> file not being there, so those four lines do not make much sense.
> #include "SDL_video.h"
> #ifndef _SDL_video_h
> #include <SDL/SDL_video.h>
> The las version is from 6 years ago and this project has not been
> adapted for SDL2, so it makes me wonder if the project is still alive
> and if they will consider to fix it and give some advice on what to do
> in this case.
> I cannot do that at the moment, I will try at some point in summer if
> I find the time, but if in the meantime you or anybody else get in
> contact with upstream, please drop a line here.
> Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>
Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo <manuel.montezelo at gmail.com>
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