[Numpy-discussion] build problem on solaris

David M. Cooke cookedm at physics.mcmaster.ca
Wed Jun 1 08:02:21 EDT 2005

On Wed, Jun 01, 2005 at 07:25:47AM -0700, Gerald John M. Manipon wrote:
> Hello,
> I compiled python 2.4.1 on a solaris 2.8 box using gcc 3.2.3.  When
> I try to build Numeric 24.0b2, I get this error:
> building 'RNG.RNG' extension
> /usr/local/bin/gcc -fno-strict-aliasing -DNDEBUG -O -fPIC -IInclude 
> -IPackages/FFT/Include -IPackages/RNG/Include 
> -I/export/00/gmanipon/sciflo/include/python2.4 -c 
> Packages/RNG/Src/ranf.c -o 
> build/temp.solaris-2.8-sun4u-2.4/Packages/RNG/Src/ranf.o
> Packages/RNG/Src/ranf.c: In function `Mixranf':
> Packages/RNG/Src/ranf.c:153: conflicting types for `gettimeofday'
> /usr/include/sys/time.h:390: previous declaration of `gettimeofday'
> Packages/RNG/Src/ranf.c:153: warning: extern declaration of 
> `gettimeofday' doesn't match global one
> error: command '/usr/local/bin/gcc' failed with exit status 1
> Has anyone encountered this problem?  Any help is greatly appreciated.

Could you add this as a bug to the bug tracker at
and assign it to me (dmcooke)? That ranf.c file is full of
platform-specific tweaks for handling the time, which shouldn't be
necessary (really, if it wants the time, it should use the Python time

I'd just edit Packages/RNG/Src/ranf.c, and delete the declaration
of gettimeofday. From what I could google about Solaris's gettimeofday,
I think it'll work.

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