[avahi] avahi configure error/warning (libtool?)

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Jul 9 07:18:18 PDT 2006

On Tue, 27.06.06 11:27, Owen Meyers (meyers at music.mcgill.ca) wrote:

> I am trying to install avahi (Mac OS X 10.4.6), and I get this  
> warning.  Am I missing something obvious?


> checking whether -lc_r fixes that... no
> configure: WARNING: Impossible to determine how to use pthreads with  
> shared libraries
> configure: error: Missing POSIX Threads support

Like sebest already mentioned, this is a problem with our pthread
autoconf script which was originally copied from the autoconf
archive. We had a few bug reports about this, but until now nobody
came up with a solution that works on all systems. Apparently libtool
and pthreads are not really compatible on all archietcures

Some examples for the numerous discussions about these problems:

http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/avahi/2006-May/000710.html (and entire thread)

I don't have a Mac machine, so I am unable to debug this any
further. Unless someone else comes up with a decent solution the
current situation is unlikely to change.

I am sorry,

Lennart Poettering; lennart [at] poettering [dot] net
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