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prcompile error on IBM/AIX [message #295920] Wed, 23 January 2008 22:45 Go to next message
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I have a problem just like that, I found the same question but no answer, All comments welcome
Hello all!

We are on ORACLE

We have been on AIX 5.2. We just bought a bigger machine, that came
installed with AIX 5.3.

I decided to just tar over the entire oracle install from the old machine to
the new machine. I then did a cold backup of the database and restored to
the new machine.

Everything came up fine, except when using PRO*C (release
When I compile the sample.pc I get the error:

Error at line 135, column 2 in file /usr/include/standards.h
#warning The -qdfp option is required to process DFP code in headers.
PCC-S-02014, Encountered the symbol "warning" when expecting one of the

I checked the include file and it is quite a bit different than AIX 5.2.
This section is causing the problem:
#if defined(__IBM_PP_WARNING)
#warning The -qdfp option is required to process DFP code in headers.
#error The -qdfp option is required to process DFP code in headers.

So I commented the section out in standards.h and now PRO*C works fine.

Looks like the if .. warning... syntax caused proc to choke.

Is there some incompatibility between PRO*C and AIX 5.3? If I had
actually done a re-link of oracle or even a fresh install, would that have
prevented the error?

I checked METALINK and found nothing about this specifically.

All comments welcome!

Brian S
Re: prcompile error on IBM/AIX [message #295931 is a reply to message #295920] Wed, 23 January 2008 23:30 Go to previous message
Michel Cadot
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It is always a bad idea to just copy binary and/or install from one machine to another one if this is not exactly the same version, above all when you copy OVER an old install.

You have to cleanly deinstall Oracle and reinstall it.

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