Subject: pkg/26693: pkgsrc/graphics/p5-GD doesn't work with non-threaded perl
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Date: 08/17/2004 12:26:12
>Synopsis: threaded graphics/p5-GD core dumps when used with non-threaded lang/perl58
>Arrival-Date: Tue Aug 17 10:27:00 UTC 2004
>Originator: Gert Doering
>Release: NetBSD 2.0G
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System: NetBSD scotty.greenie.muc.de 2.0G NetBSD 2.0G (SCOTTY) #0: Sat Jul 24 23
:02:34 CEST 2004 gert@scotty:/home/obj/usr/src/sys/arch/sparc64/compile/SCOTTY s
the default setup of the GD library links with -lpthread, and
perl58 does not.
When building pkgsrc/graphics/p5-GD, as soon as loading the GD
module, perl core dumps (due to thread<->non-thread mismatch)
This happens on i386, sparc, sparc64 architecture.
install pkgsrc/graphics/gd (plus dependencies)
go to pkgsrc/graphics/p5-GD
run "make PKGSRC_RUN_TEST?=yes"
the workaround I used was to build graphics/gd without freetype
support and without linking with -lpthread (removing the
BUILDLINK_DEPENDS statement and the #.include of
".../freetype2/buildlink3.mk" and ".../pthread.buildlink3.mk"
from both gd/Makefile and gd/buildlink.mk) - but this looses
Another workaround that was discussed in tech-pkg was to always
link perl58 with "-lpthread".
One thing that should be done in any case is to check for
collisions (threaded GD <-> unthreaded perl) to tell the user
what's going on instead of just core dumping on him.