GnuPG 2.1.10 failure on MacOSX

Claus Assmann ca+gnupg-devel at
Sat Dec 5 20:00:44 CET 2015

On Sat, Dec 05, 2015, Patrick Brunschwig wrote:

> GnuPG compilation fails on Mac OS X with the following errors:

Disclaimer: I don't use OS X.

> dns-stuff.c:1303:5: error: use of undeclared identifier 'HEADER'
>     HEADER *header = (HEADER *)answer;
> (and a few more of these)

> dns-stuff.c:1328:16: error: use of undeclared identifier 'QFIXEDSZ'
>     pt += rc + QFIXEDSZ;

Some DNS related include file is missing.

Look in /usr/include/arpa (or some other include directory) for

and find the one that has the definitions.

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