Bug 83631 - /usr/include/GL/glxext.h:480:143: error: 'GLintptr' has not been declared
Summary: /usr/include/GL/glxext.h:480:143: error: 'GLintptr' has not been declared
Alias: None
Product: Mesa
Classification: Unclassified
Component: GLX (show other bugs)
Version: git
Hardware: All All
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Assignee: mesa-dev
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Reported: 2014-09-08 21:21 UTC by Orion Poplawski
Modified: 2016-02-18 21:53 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Orion Poplawski 2014-09-08 21:21:20 UTC
Starting to see this in Fedora rawhide:

In file included from /usr/include/GL/glx.h:333:0,
                 from /builddir/build/BUILD/VTK-6.1.0/Rendering/OpenGL/vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow.cxx:31:
/usr/include/GL/glxext.h:480:143: error: 'GLintptr' has not been declared

Seems like GL should have defined that.

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Comment 1 Brian Paul 2014-09-08 22:30:15 UTC
Which version of glext.h (look for "GL_GLEXT_VERSION")?

In version 20140810 it's defined on line 469:

typedef ptrdiff_t GLintptr;
Comment 2 Orion Poplawski 2014-09-08 22:48:10 UTC
/usr/include/GL/glext.h:#define GL_GLEXT_VERSION 20140810

But we're including "GL/glx.h" which includes "GL/glxext.h", not "GL/glext.h".  Too many x's floating around here.

# grep '^typedef .* GLintptr;' /usr/include/GL/*.h
/usr/include/GL/glcorearb.h:typedef ptrdiff_t GLintptr;
/usr/include/GL/glext.h:typedef ptrdiff_t GLintptr;

I'll keep digging.
Comment 3 Brian Paul 2014-09-11 17:56:52 UTC
#include "GL/glx.h" should pull in GL/gl.h (line 32) which should include GL/glext.h  So by time we hit the use of GLintptr, it should have been defined.

When I compile a trivial test program like this:

#include <GL/glx.h>
int main(void)
   GLintptr p;
   return 0;

it seems to work.
Comment 4 Orion Poplawski 2014-09-15 14:57:51 UTC
It seems that in GL/glx.h, GL/glext.h is only included when
GL_GLEXT_LEGACY is not defined (line 2049).
Unfortunatly, GL_GLEXT_LEGACY is defined in Rendering/OpenGL/vtkOpenGL.h 
(line 22) and 
vtkOpenGL.h is included in vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow.cxx that makes GL/glext.h 
not included and GLintptr not declared.

This seems a little strange to me.
Comment 5 Orion Poplawski 2014-09-16 00:03:31 UTC
So, make the test:

$ cat gltest.c
#include <GL/glx.h>
int main(void)
   GLintptr p;
   return 0;

$ gcc gltest.c
In file included from /usr/include/GL/glx.h:333:0,
                 from gltest.c:2:
/usr/include/GL/glxext.h:480:143: error: unknown type name ‘GLintptr’
 typedef void ( *PFNGLXCOPYBUFFERSUBDATANVPROC) (Display *dpy, GLXContext readCtx, GLXContext writeCtx, GLenum readTarget, GLenum writeTarget, GLintptr readOffset, GLintptr writeOffset, GLsizeiptr size);

Now, I suppose it is kind of strange to define GL_GLEXT_LEGACY (not GLXEXT) and then include glx.h, but...
Comment 6 abortretryfail 2014-09-17 01:16:01 UTC
I ran in to this problem trying to build OpenCASCADE for FreeCAD. Not sure if this is helpful or not, but the comment there says:

// exclude modern definitions and system-provided glext.h, should be defined before gl.h inclusion
Comment 7 Tim Ruhland 2014-10-03 06:50:48 UTC
I too ran into this bug when trying to install opencascade for freecad on Arch linux.

I added the following typedefs to a section of code that had been added in 10.3:
# diff glxext.h.saved glxext.h
> typedef ptrdiff_t GLsizeiptr;
> typedef ptrdiff_t GLintptr;

opencascade then compiled, installed with no issues.
Comment 8 Emil Velikov 2015-07-20 16:48:48 UTC
With all due respect guys, should one take a closer look and remove the need for GL_GLEXT_LEGACY and its friends GL_GLEXT_PROTOTYPES/GLX_GLXEXT_PROTOTYPES.

Iirc those were added as a workaround for ABI non-compliant users some ~10 years ago.

Dropping the defines and fixing the build issues (not too many, I hope) seems like a better solution than adding another workaround/hack.
Comment 9 Ian Romanick 2015-07-20 18:32:20 UTC
Emil is correct.  If your code defines GL_EXT_LEGACY you are also certainly doing it wrong.

What happens if you remove that define from your build?
Comment 10 Orion Poplawski 2016-02-18 21:53:35 UTC
Seems to be working now.

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