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Bug 2225969 - libgsystem: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide/f39
Summary: libgsystem: FTBFS in Fedora rawhide/f39
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: libgsystem
Version: 39
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Colin Walters
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2023-07-25 18:22 UTC by Fedora Release Engineering
Modified: 2024-02-23 17:12 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Attachments (Terms of Use)
build.log (deleted)
2023-07-25 18:22 UTC, Fedora Release Engineering
no flags Details
root.log (deleted)
2023-07-25 18:22 UTC, Fedora Release Engineering
no flags Details
state.log (deleted)
2023-07-25 18:22 UTC, Fedora Release Engineering
no flags Details

Description Fedora Release Engineering 2023-07-25 18:22:22 UTC
libgsystem failed to build from source in Fedora rawhide/f39

For details on the mass rebuild see:
Please fix libgsystem at your earliest convenience and set the bug's status to
ASSIGNED when you start fixing it. If the bug remains in NEW state for 8 weeks,
libgsystem will be orphaned. Before branching of Fedora 40,
libgsystem will be retired, if it still fails to build.

For more details on the FTBFS policy, please visit:

Comment 1 Fedora Release Engineering 2023-07-25 18:22:28 UTC
Created attachment 1978333 [details]

file build.log too big, will only attach last 32768 bytes

Comment 2 Fedora Release Engineering 2023-07-25 18:22:32 UTC
Created attachment 1978334 [details]

file root.log too big, will only attach last 32768 bytes

Comment 3 Fedora Release Engineering 2023-07-25 18:22:36 UTC
Created attachment 1978335 [details]

Comment 4 Fedora Release Engineering 2023-08-16 07:58:37 UTC
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora Linux 39 development cycle.
Changing version to 39.

Comment 5 Jeffrey Walton 2024-02-23 15:49:16 UTC
This is a problem that only surfaces when one installs glibsystem-devel. With glibsystem-devel installed, the line about GISCAN is present:

  GISCAN   GSystem-1.0.gir
src/gsystem-glib-compat.h:34: Warning: GSystem: symbol='g_clear_pointer': Skipping foreign symbol from namespace Gio
/builddir/build/BUILD/libgsystem-2015.2/tmp-introspectlvqqyft1/GSystem-1.0.c: In function ‘dump_properties’:
/builddir/build/BUILD/libgsystem-2015.2/tmp-introspectlvqqyft1/GSystem-1.0.c:229:7: error: ISO C90 forbids mixed declarations and code [-Werror=declaration-after-statement]
  229 |       const GValue *v = g_param_spec_get_default_value (prop);
      |       ^~~~~

If glibsystem-devel is not installed, then GISCAN is skipped and no error occurs.

Should the bug be reassigned?

Comment 6 Jeffrey Walton 2024-02-23 17:10:24 UTC
And the following configure option sidesteps the problem:

    ./configure --enable-introspection=no

I'm not sure of the impact of losing introspection.

Colin, do you have any thoughts?

Comment 7 Jeffrey Walton 2024-02-23 17:12:11 UTC
Added <walters> to CC list. According to <>, "There's no bugzilla component currently, please mail patches to: walters."

Walters may be able to provide some insight into the way to fix this.

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