Error Compiling C Code with Time and Date Functions.

Steve Flynn anothermindbomb at
Wed Dec 10 00:45:07 UTC 2008

On Tue, Dec 9, 2008 at 9:32 PM, Martin McCormick
<martin at> wrote:
>        I portedd some code I had written in FreeBSD unix over to
> a new ubuntu-server system only to discover that none of the
> time and date functions compile in Linux but do so under
> FreeBSD. When referencing members of the structure timeptr such as
> (timeptr->tm_year - 100), (timeptr->tm_mon) + 1,     timeptr->tm_mday);
>        compilation finds an error every time. The following
> fragment will produce the error:
> "dereferencing pointer to incomplete type"

Without looking at your specifc issue (as you don't include the full
error messages and output), have you installed the 'build-essential'

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