December 03, 2005

Qpopper 4.0.8 warning: sys_errlist is deprecated; use strerror' or strerror_r instead

I was compiling Qpopper 4.0.8, and when I did a make, I got the following error (quitting the make):

main.o(.text+0x1346): In function `sys_err_str': /packages/qpopper4.0.8/popper/main.c:875: warning: `sys_errlist' is deprecated; use `strerror' or `strerror_r' instead main.o(.text+0x1307):/packages/qpopper4.0.8/popper/main.c:874: warning: `sys_nerr' is deprecated; use `strerror' or `strerror_r' instead make[1]: Leaving directory `/packages/qpopper4.0.8/popper'

Well, turns out that I solved the problem myself, correcting the code.
sys_nerr and sys_errlist are deprecated, and I created a solution.

If you have another program that displays the same message, the solution may work too. Here is:

Go to qpopper source main directory, then goto the popper subdirectory.

There is a file named main.c, this is the file that we will make the changes.

Open main.c and replace the following lines:

ORIGINAL Line 874: if ( errno > 0 && errno < sys_nerr )
NEW Line 874: if ( errno > 0 )

ORIGINAL Line 876: errno, sys_errlist [ errno ] );
NEW Line 876: errno, syserror(errno) );

Now it will compile without errors.

As pointed before, you can try this solution on other software that may be having similar errors, because sys_nerr and sys_errlist are still being used wrongly by some codes.

If you want, you can download the modified main.c here

How to display the current playing music/song in MSN Messenger using Winamp

It's very simple! Follow the steps below:

1) Install a Winamp plugin called MessengerAMP

Here is the download link:


When installing make sure Winamp is closed.

2) Go to MSN Messenger, click Tools, on the Personal tab, check Show song information from Windows Media Player as personal message. Click Apply then OK.

3) Start Winamp, play a song and voila, the current music title and artist will be next to your nickname!

Duplicated emails in Outlook Express when using Hotmail

To eliminate the problem of Outlook Express downloading twice each message from your Hotmail account, here is how to not make new duplicates:

Open Outlook Express, go to the Tools menu, select Options and click the General tab.

Simply uncheck When starting, go direcly to my 'Inbox' folder. Click Apply then OK.

It seems that this solution does not work for everybody, I have seen cases myself that it didn't work. Well, it does not hurt to try it.