Subject: Re: pkg/35617: shared library (e.g., not built/installed
To: None <,,>
From: Brook Milligan <>
List: pkgsrc-bugs
Date: 02/15/2007 20:15:05
The following reply was made to PR pkg/35617; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: Brook Milligan <>
Subject: Re: pkg/35617: shared library (e.g., not built/installed
Date: Thu, 15 Feb 2007 13:12:57 -0700

 Thanks for your response.
 Joerg Sonnenberger writes:
  >  I strongly object such a fix.
 However, this leads me to ask two questions.  First, could you please
 explain your rationale for those of us who do not necessarily
 understand why you object so strongly.  Perhaps there are obvious
 platform-dependent issues that I do not know about that would lead to
 this objection.
 Second, could you please explain how to make the following work
 correctly in the absence of this patch: a program loads via dlopen() a
 plugin that in turn resolves symbols in  This fails
 currently because the dlopen() cannot resolve all the symbols required
 by the plugin.  With the patch it works.  Again, there is perhaps some
 obvious way to accomplish this that I am unaware of, but would be glad
 to implement if it were explained to me.
 Thanks for your help.