View Full Version : Compilation error after 8.04 upgrade

May 3rd, 2008, 10:14 PM
Hi everybody,

I'm somewhat new to C++. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 8.04 from 7.10 and now I am getting this weird compilation error. I am guessing a newer version of g++ is included in 8.04 that looks for this error? It compiled when I had 7.04

I have been using this c library in c++ code and has worked fine until now

utils.c: In function ‘char* basename(const char*)’:
utils.c:108: error: declaration of ‘char* basename(const char*)’ throws different exceptions
utils.h:159: error: from previous declaration ‘char* basename(const char*) throw ()’

Here is the declaration in utils.h:

extern char* basename( const char* pathname );

and heres the function in utils.c:

char* basename( const char* pathname )
char* base, * last_slash;

last_slash = strrchr( pathname, '/' );
if( ! last_slash )
base = (char*) calloc( strlen( pathname ) + 1, sizeof( char ) );
strcpy( base, pathname );
base = (char*) calloc( strlen( last_slash++ ), sizeof( char ) );
strcpy( base, last_slash );

return base;

Can anyone can help me understand what this error means and what I need to do?

Thank you

May 4th, 2008, 04:28 AM
Apparently there is a similar function called basename in UNIX system's, maybe that includes linux. I just renamed my function to ubasename() and there is no error.