Subject: Re: devel/nss and Linux
To: Jeremy C. Reed <>
From: Matthew Luckie <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 07/06/2005 07:59:09
> My first problems with devel/nss was many:
> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lplc4
> then
> I modified all these files to add -L to point to the lib/nspr:
> work/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss/Makefile
> work/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss/lib/ckfw/builtins/Makefile
> work/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss/lib/fortcrypt/swfort/pkcs11/Makefile
> work/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss/lib/nss/
> work/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss/lib/smime/
> work/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss/lib/softoken/
> work/nss-3.9.2/mozilla/security/nss/lib/ssl/
> libplc4 is at work/.buildlink/lib/nspr/ but no -L was point to 
> it.
> Is there some way to use BUILDLINK_TRANSFORM to add 
> -L${BUILDLINK_PREFIX.nspr}/lib/nspr when ever -lplc4 is used?

i don't know how to fix the above problem, without having a linux 
machine myself.  if you have a patch for this, open a PR.

> The second problem was that pkgsrc Makefile assumes the files to be 
> installed are at ${OPSYS}${OS_VERSION}_OPT.OBJ (Linux2.6.9_OPT.OBJ), but 
> on my system they were at Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_OPT.OBJ.

I have a fair idea on how to fix this.  but it isn't pretty.  the nss 
build system is really unpleasant and I doubt nss even compiles on 
FreeBSD with pkgsrc (although I have not had a bug report about it).

so if you take the first problem, i'll take the second.  i'm in the 
middle of writing my thesis at the moment, so it will be a day before i 
get the time to sort this.