Subject: xmlrpc-c on NetBSD : build error
To: None <>
From: Asmodehn Shade <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 04/05/2007 14:53:20
Hi everyone,

I am trying to get xmlrpc-c to build on NetBSD, primarily because it s a dependency of cmake...

It didnt build for quite a while now, and I looked at it a little bit into it.

At some point, the build process tried to : 

 cc -c -I/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00 -I/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/include -I/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/util/include -I/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/abyss/src -I/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/curl_transport -I/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/libwww_transport -I/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/expat/xmlparse -DNDEBUG -Wall -Wundef -Wimplicit -W -Winline -Wundef -Wmissing-declarations -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -fno-common -g -O3 xmlrpc_server_abyss.c -o xmlrpc_server_abyss.o >/dev/null 2>&1
/usr/pkg/bin/gmake -C /usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/abyss/src/ -f /usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/abyss/src/Makefile \
gmake[2]: Entering directory `/usr/pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c/work/xmlrpc-c-1.09.00/lib/abyss/src'
gmake[2]: *** No rule to make target `libxmlrpc_abyss.shlibledummy'.  Stop.

Having a look in Makefile.config, it seems these target *.shlibledummy are set when the HOST_OS is not recognized.

Having a look into, I found out that :

1) my HOST_OS in Makefile.config after using make in pkgsrc/textproc/xmlrpc-c is :
HOST_OS = netbsdelf

2) the patch-ab changed like that :
-ifeq ($(findstring netbsd,$(HOST_OS)),FIND)
+ifeq ($(HOST_OS),netbsd)

along with adding dragonfly support..

3) I spotted a similar Makefile.config in lib/libutil/srcdir/ still with the old version for netbsd HOST_OS checks and some others in lib/abyss/src/srcdir, lib/abyss/blddir, etc.

But I wonder if I am the only one having this problem...
Is there some stuff I should have upgraded in pkgsrc, that would changed my HOST_OS somehow ?
Or did the patch really break the build on NetBSD platforms ?

I am also not familiar with the inside of pkgsrc build process.
I dont know how I can passby all the checks to change this line and test it...
so I am not sure that is the reason why it fails, although it seems very likely to be related ;)

Thank you for your help and advises ;)