Riccardo Mottola <riccardo.mottola%libero.it@localhost> writes: > since many years GNUMail (GNUstep mail reader) is broken on NetBSD. > > As soon as the program tries to connect to the mail server it aborts with: > > _res is not supported for multi-threaded programs. >  Abort trap (core dumped) GNUMail > > However, GNUMail is explicitely single-threaded. I think it is a > limitation of NetBSD - the same code works on most operating system I > know and I have tried on, Linux and Solaris and other BSD variants > including FreeBSD and NetBSD. There's a difference between a program compiled without thread support and a program compiled with thread support that only uses one thread. > It would be nice to get it working on NetBSD, by fixing NetBSD if > necessary! If NetBSD isn't following standards it should be fixed. But, in 2012 a program that can't run in a threaded environment seems broken. I would suggest looking at the GNUMail sources to figure out what it's doing with _res and if it's easily avoidable. Alternatively, you can build it without thread support, but that may required building lots of prereqs without thread support also.
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