Re: AMBER: More AMBER 8 compilation problems on OSF1 4.0F

From: Atro Tossavainen <>
Date: Tue, 19 Oct 2004 09:21:57 +0300 (EEST)


> I know it is probably not much help, but I don't see this behavior.
> I get the above command with no "unresolved" messages. Here is my system:
> % cc -V
> cc (cc)
> Digital UNIX Compiler Driver 3.11
> Compaq C V6.1-120 on Digital UNIX V4.0G (Rev. 1530)

You have a newer compiler and a newer OS release than we do.

(cf. DEC C V5.9-011 on Digital UNIX V4.0 (Rev. 1229))

> % uname -a
> OSF1 V4.0 1530 alpha

"sizer -v" tells you the exact version, but the cc -V already indicated
it's 4.0G in your case, 4.0F here.

>> "-ldb"

> Sounds reasonable to me; why not try it??

I know it compiles if I do that. It probably even works most of the
time, but I imagined there was a specific point to your using snprintf
instead of sprintf in the first place, and consequently, that using a
wrapped sprintf (which does not check arguments the way snprintf should)
in lieu of a proper snprintf could expose the program to just the kind
of buffer overflow problems you must have wanted to avoid by using
snprintf in the first place. Am I being unnecessarily paranoid?

Atro Tossavainen (Mr.)               / The Institute of Biotechnology at
Systems Analyst, Techno-Amish &     / the University of Helsinki, Finland,
+358-9-19158939  UNIX Dinosaur     / employs me, but my opinions are my own.
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