Subject: threads, when upgrading 1.6.x -> 2.x
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From: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 11/18/2005 11:43:05
I took the plunge and upgraded my Q840 to 2.1. My question relates to the gthread, pth, and pthread libraries that are installed in /usr/pkg/lib from the 1.6.2 days. I'm not sure what gthread is, actually, but I know the others provide POSIX thread support if the system doesn't. Will new apps I compile use the native threads, or these? I haven't installed that many apps, so I could easily enough rebuild them if I had to. Can I delete these other libraries and make use of the native ones? Should I? I have pthread and gthread libs in /usr/lib and /usr/local lib now. I'd like to reduce dependence on extraneous stuff going forward.
Tim & Alethea