[webkit-help] BUILD ERROR - WebKitCore

Scott Graham scottmg at chromium.org
Tue Jul 24 15:42:59 PDT 2012

I don't think anyone will be able to help with a snapshot that is many
years old.

On Tue, Jul 24, 2012 at 3:38 PM, Charles F. Schatz <
schatzclan at slingshot.co.nz> wrote:

> Trying to build Webkit from snapshots, on:
> Slackware 3.37 with a pile of updated library software
> Classic Pentium-S 200MHz, 128 MRam, 6GB HD (machine is absolutely maxed
> out, don't suggest any upgrades, it's not going to happen)
> Attempted a build from a later nightly snapshot of Webkit (modified the
> Slackware build-script to cope). Both the original Slackware snapshot and
> the later snapshot r45012 bailed out of the rather long compile process at
> the same spot:
> WebCore/platform/text/TextBoundariesICU.cpp:
> 'int WebCore::findNextWordFromIndex'
> 'void WebCore::FindWordBoundary'
> Both routines have the problem 'TextBoundariesICU:cpp:39:54: error: cannot
> convert 'WebCore::TextBreakIterator*' to 'UBreakIterator' in initialization
> The configure script is happy with the environment.
> I had to re-file the bug here after I originally filed a bug report which
> was rejected by https://bugs.webkit.org because it was a 'build error'. I
> take exception to this, because bad type conversions at the source code
> level are a coding bug, not a build error. I refuse to fix this myself for
> several reasons, one of which is not to second-guess what the original
> programmer had in mind, another is not to attempt to comprehend a design I
> know nothing about for a one-off project.
> All I want is a module that builds clean so I can use the damned thing to
> build something else.
> Charles F. Schatz
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