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Old 07-31-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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make error. mex: compile of ' "mfitsio.c"' failed.

Sorry to keep posting make error questions, but it keeps choking and I don't know what to do. Now I have a new errror:

./bin/adetect binaries
make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/local/mfitsio-1.2.1-src/mfitsio'
mex fits_read_image.c mfitsio.c -lcfitsio
mfitsio.c: In function ‘mfitsio_check_coordinate’:
mfitsio.c:1442: error: missing terminating " character
mfitsio.c:1443: error: ‘less’ undeclared (first use in this function)
mfitsio.c:1443: error: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
mfitsio.c:1443: error: for each function it appears in.)
mfitsio.c:1443: error: expected ‘)’ before ‘than’
mfitsio.c:1443: error: stray ‘\’ in program
mfitsio.c:1443: error: missing terminating " character
mfitsio.c:1445: error: expected ‘;’ before ‘}’ token

mex: compile of ' "mfitsio.c"' failed.

make[1]: *** [fits_read_image.mexglx] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/local/mfitsio-1.2.1-src/mfitsio'
[root@supernova2 mfitsio]# emacs mfitsio.c &

Is there any tutorial I can view to understand how and where the libraries should be pointing?

thanks for your help
Old 07-31-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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First off I want to let you know that I am fairly new to modifying source code, but I thought I might try to help.

I looked over the code for mfitsio.c and I noticed at line 1442 where the error stated
mfitsio.c:1442: error: missing terminating " character
Here's the code in the mfitsio.c file. Lines 1436 to 1445.

    if (data2[ i ] < 1 || data2[ i ] > naxes[ i ]) {
      MFITSIO_PRINTF("37 Invalid component at index %d of ending"
		     " pixel: %d\n", i + 1, (int)data2[ i ]);
      MFITSIO_ERR("Ending coordinate out of range.");
    if (data2[ i ] < data1[ i ]) {
      MFITSIO_PRINTF("38 Component at index %d of starting pixel must be
                      less than or equal to component %d of ending pixel.\n");
      MFITSIO_ERR("Invalid subset (hyper)region.");
If you look at the first MFITSIO_PRINTF() you can see that each part of the string ends in ", however, the second one, doesn't. I wrote a simple program to see what would happen if I had strings like those in a printf() and sure enough, the " had to be on both lines, also, when I tried to compile the simple program I wrote with the lines broken it generated quite a few errors that were just not there. So maybe this will fix it, and probably be a good idea to write to the people who work on the software about it, too, if this fixes it.

<Edit> I just checked the newer files for mfitsio 1.2.4, it has this problem fixed. So you might try to compile that one instead.

Last edited by Mol_Bolom; 07-31-2009 at 11:10 PM.


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