Subject: Re: Ruby-iconv fails to find pkg db4
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From: Loren M. Lang <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/25/2006 13:37:38
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Loren M. Lang wrote:
> Now I am installing ruby18-iconv onto my linux box using pkgsrc.
> ruby18-base is already installed and working properly, but when
> ruby18-iconv tries to install, the configure stage fails to find iconv
> in the standard C library:
> =3D=3D=3D>  Running extconf.rb to configure
> checking for iconv()... no
> checking for iconv() in -liconv... no
> *** extconf.rb failed ***
> Examining mkmf.log reveals that it is reallyt failing to find the db4
> library when it links the test program.  I installed db4 from pkgsrc
> earlier and several other programs that depend on it with success.  The=

> log file shows:
> "gcc -o conftest -I. -I/usr/pkg/lib/ruby/1.8/i386-linux
> -I/usr/pkg/include/db4 -I/usr/pkg/include -O2 -I/usr/pkg/include/db4
> -I/usr/pkg/include  -fPIC conftest.c  -L'/usr/pkg/lib'
> -Wl,-R'/usr/pkg/lib' -L'/usr/pkg/lib' -Wl,-R'/usr/pkg/lib'
> -lruby18-static  -ldl -lcrypt -lm -ldb4  -lc"
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -ldb4
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> checked program was:
> /* begin */
> #include <iconv.h>
> /*top*/
> int main() { return 0; }
> int t() { void ((*volatile p)()); p =3D (void ((*)()))iconv; return 0; =
> /* end */
> It fails to find db4, but -L'/usr/pkg/lib' was provided as an argument
> to gcc and exists under /usr/pkg/lib.  I did run a bmake clea=
> this time.

BTW, I ran the test by hand and it compiled successfully from the same
shell I ran bmake clean && bmake install in.


Loren M. Lang

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