[tex-live] compiler error for devnag.c (clang++, OS X 10.11)

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Fri May 20 10:52:17 CEST 2016


thank you for this report. It is a long story how the upstream source
suddenly disappeared, the most recent version is thus in the TL repository
and will soon be uploaded to CTAN. The MiKTeX patch seems well to me. If
you can, apply the patch and test it, I will then test it on Linux. I
examined the code of err_ill and this patch should not break anything.

Zdeněk Wagner

2016-05-20 10:21 GMT+02:00 Mojca Miklavec <mojca.miklavec.lists at gmail.com>:

> Hi,
> First of all, the information in
> http://tug.org/svn/texlive/trunk/Build/source/utils/devnag/AUTHORS?revision=35886&view=markup
> is apparently misleading / old, it says:
> ~~~~~
> Author : Frans J. Velthuis
> Date : 09 May 1991
> The maintainer of this program is now John Smith
> ~~~~~
> I contacted John Smith who replied that he no longer maintains devnag
> and that I should contact Zdenek.
> I'm not even sure whether there is any other "upstream" source for
> devnag or if TeX Live's SVN is considered "upstream". The man page
> from "texdoc devnag" points to this mailing list.
> The problem is that the source gets compiled with C++ (actually with
> "clang++ -stdlib=libc++ -std=c++14"). That mostly works, but the
> compiler is not particularly happy about
>     void err_ill(const char *str);
>     err_ill('\0')
> It throws an error saying:
> err_ill: no known conversion from 'char' to 'const char *' for 1st
> argument void err_ill(const char *str);
> I bumped into this problem when compiling "that other TeX
> distribution" on OS X. I filed a report at
>     https://sourceforge.net/p/miktex/patches/11/
> Can someone please take a look?
> Thank you,
>     Mojca
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