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I vaguely remember advice not to use ixemul on AmigaOS 4. Is this valid? Is there any alternative to have POSIX compatibility?

I just tried compiling the latest libicu, and it uses tzset(), which is a POSIX function that newlib doesn't have (but clib2 does).

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Re: ixemul

I've used Ixemul.library OS4 version 51.10 for compiling some OS3 programs with my old geekgadgets installation. However, I've never used it to compile OS4 programs. There is a newer OS4 version of ixemul at OS4Depot along with the sources. Maybe you could borrow the functions you need from the ixemul sources. A long time ago I tried using updated versions of ixemul.library that produced crashes so that might be the reason for the advice not to use it on OS4.

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Re: ixemul

Hi Hans. I had already replied to this the other night but it has been lost. To my recall it wasn't needed on OS4. Infact I didn't even know there was a port. This was one of the things that made OS4 programs cleaner to compile. Not needing some baggage we had before on 68K. There is the -lunix linker switch which gives some POSIX compatibilty with file paths but I'm not aware of it doing much else.

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Thanks guys. So, it's best not used. Hopefully I can convince people to update newlib, clib2 & the system headers with the missing bits needed for POSIX compatibility.

http://hdrlab.org.nz/ - Amiga OS 4 projects, programming articles and more. Home of the RadeonHD driver for Amiga OS 4.x project. http://keasigmadelta.co.nz/ - more of my software.
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