Subject: autoconf fight
To: None <>
From: Brian <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 10/18/2004 21:49:44
I'm having an autoconf issue, specifying location of pthreads.

supposedly I can define paths via:

(the ./configure file content: )
Usage: $0 [OPTION]... [VAR=VALUE]...

To assign environment variables (e.g., CC, CFLAGS...), specify them as
VAR=VALUE.  See below for descriptions of some of the useful variables.

Defaults for the options are specified in brackets.

   -h, --help              display this help and exit
       --help=short        display options specific to this package
       --help=recursive    display the short help of all the included 
   -V, --version           display version information and exit
   -q, --quiet, --silent   do not print \`checking...' messages
       --cache-file=FILE   cache test results in FILE [disabled]
   -C, --config-cache      alias for \`--cache-file=config.cache'
   -n, --no-create         do not create output files
       --srcdir=DIR        find the sources in DIR [configure dir or 


   cat <<_ACEOF
Installation directories:
   --prefix=PREFIX         install architecture-independent files in 
   --exec-prefix=EPREFIX   install architecture-dependent files in 

By default, \`make install' will install all the files in
\`$ac_default_prefix/bin', \`$ac_default_prefix/lib' etc.  You can 
an installation prefix other than \`$ac_default_prefix' using 
for instance \`--prefix=\$HOME'.

For better control, use the options below.

Fine tuning of the installation directories:
   --bindir=DIR           user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
   --sbindir=DIR          system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
   --libexecdir=DIR       program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
   --datadir=DIR          read-only architecture-independent data 
   --sysconfdir=DIR       read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
   --sharedstatedir=DIR   modifiable architecture-independent data 
   --localstatedir=DIR    modifiable single-machine data [PREFIX/var]
   --libdir=DIR           object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]
   --includedir=DIR       C header files [PREFIX/include]
   --oldincludedir=DIR    C header files for non-gcc [/usr/include]
   --infodir=DIR          info documentation [PREFIX/info]
   --mandir=DIR           man documentation [PREFIX/man]

   cat <<\_ACEOF
  cat <<\_ACEOF

Program names:
   --program-prefix=PREFIX            prepend PREFIX to installed 
program names
   --program-suffix=SUFFIX            append SUFFIX to installed program 
   --program-transform-name=PROGRAM   run sed PROGRAM on installed 
program names

System types:
   --build=BUILD     configure for building on BUILD [guessed]
   --host=HOST       cross-compile to build programs to run on HOST 

if test -n "$ac_init_help"; then
   case $ac_init_help in
      short | recursive ) echo "Configuration of Icecast 2.0.2:";;
   cat <<\_ACEOF

Optional Features:
   --disable-FEATURE       do not include FEATURE (same as 
   --enable-FEATURE[=ARG]  include FEATURE [ARG=yes]
   --enable-maintainer-mode enable make rules and dependencies not useful
                           (and sometimes confusing) to the casual 
   --disable-dependency-tracking Speeds up one-time builds
   --enable-dependency-tracking  Do not reject slow dependency extractors
                           build shared libraries [default=yes]
                           build static libraries [default=yes]
                           optimize for fast installation [default=yes]
   --disable-libtool-lock  avoid locking (might break parallel builds)
   --disable-yp            disable YP directory support

Optional Packages:
   --with-PACKAGE[=ARG]    use PACKAGE [ARG=yes]
   --without-PACKAGE       do not use PACKAGE (same as --with-PACKAGE=no)
   --with-gnu-ld           assume the C compiler uses GNU ld [default=no]
   --with-pic              try to use only PIC/non-PIC objects 
                           include additional configurations [automatic]
   --with-xslt-config=PATH use xslt-config in PATH to find libxslt
   --with-ogg=PREFIX       Prefix where libogg is installed (optional)
   --with-vorbis=PREFIX    Prefix where libvorbis is installed (optional)
   --with-curl=PFX         Prefix where libcurl is installed (optional)
                           Use curl-config to find libcurl

Some influential environment variables:
   CC          C compiler command
   CFLAGS      C compiler flags
   LDFLAGS     linker flags, e.g. -L<lib dir> if you have libraries in a
               nonstandard directory <lib dir>
   CPPFLAGS    C/C++ preprocessor flags, e.g. -I<include dir> if you have
               headers in a nonstandard directory <include dir>
   CPP         C preprocessor
   CXX         C++ compiler command
   CXXFLAGS    C++ compiler flags
   CXXCPP      C++ preprocessor
   F77         Fortran 77 compiler command
   FFLAGS      Fortran 77 compiler flags
   XSLTCONFIG  XSLT configuration program
  OGG_PREFIX  path to ogg installation
               path to vorbis installation

Use these variables to override the choices made by `configure' or to 
it to find libraries and programs with nonstandard names/locations.

Report bugs to <>.

./configure --with-ogg=/usr/pkg --libexecdir=/usr/pkg/lib 

(or any permutation of the includedir that I've tried) gives:

checking for the pthreads library -lpthreads... no
checking whether pthreads work without any flags... no
checking whether pthreads work with -Kthread... no
checking whether pthreads work with -kthread... no
checking for the pthreads library -llthread... no
checking whether pthreads work with -pthread... no
checking whether pthreads work with -pthreads... no
checking whether pthreads work with -mthreads... no
checking for the pthreads library -lpthread... no
checking whether pthreads work with --thread-safe... no
checking whether pthreads work with -mt... no
configure: error: POSIX threads missing

pthread.h is in Qube:{%/}:locate pthread.h

config.log shows:

It was created by Icecast configure 2.0.2, which was
generated by GNU Autoconf 2.57.  Invocation command line was

   $ ./configure --with-ogg=/usr/pkg --libexecdir=/usr/pkg/lib 

## --------- ##
## Platform. ##
## --------- ##

hostname = Qube
uname -m = cobalt
uname -r = 1.6.1
uname -s = NetBSD
uname -v = NetBSD 1.6.1 (QUBE2LCDATALKNSCSI) #0: Fri Jan 16 21:04:13 
UTC 2004     root@dhcppc4:/usr/src/sys/arch/cobalt/com$

/usr/bin/uname -p = mipsel
/bin/uname -X     = unknown

/bin/arch              = unknown
/usr/bin/arch -k       = unknown
/usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
hostinfo               = unknown
/bin/machine           = unknown
/usr/bin/oslevel       = unknown
/bin/universe          = unknown

PATH: /sbin
PATH: /usr/sbin
PATH: /bin
PATH: /usr/bin
PATH: /usr/pkg/sbin
PATH: /usr/pkg/bin
PATH: /usr/X11R6/bin
PATH: /usr/local/sbin
PATH: /usr/local/bin
configure:20673: test -s conftest
configure:20676: $? = 0
configure:20678: result: ok
configure:20748: checking for struct ovectl_ratemanage_arg
configure:20777: gcc -c -g -O2 -I/usr/pkg/include -I/usr/local/include  
conftest.c >&5
configure:20780: $? = 0
configure:20783: test -s conftest.o
configure:20786: $? = 0
configure:20797: result: yes
configure:20987: checking for the pthreads library -lpthreads
configure:21026: gcc -o conftest -g -O2    conftest.c -lpthreads  >&5
configure:21049: pthread.h: No such file or directory
configure:21029: $? = 1
configure: failed program was:
| #line 21007 "configure"
| /* confdefs.h.  */

  For the life of me I seem to force it to find pthread.h.  I can force 
it to find the ogg libraries just fine..... I should just have to feed 
it the parent directory path.

What am I missing?  It's got to be easy.

Sorry to those on the list who are thinking, "Oh Deity, he's messing 
around with the system again... :)



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