[webkit-help] BUILD ERROR - WebKitCore

Mark Toller mark.toller at samsung.com
Wed Jul 25 00:01:51 PDT 2012

A quick google of the error finds a couple of possibilities - the ICU
library API changed and WebKit didn't follow suit until a little later:






Either try the patches in the bugs, or revert to an earlier ICU library.







From: webkit-help-bounces at lists.webkit.org
[mailto:webkit-help-bounces at lists.webkit.org] On Behalf Of Scott Graham
Sent: 24 July 2012 23:43
To: Charles F. Schatz
Cc: webkit-help at lists.webkit.org
Subject: Re: [webkit-help] BUILD ERROR - WebKitCore


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

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:

'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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