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Re: NetBSD 1.4.2/i386 needs to link psql with -ltermcap

From: Giles Lean <giles(at)nemeton(dot)com(dot)au>
To: Peter Eisentraut <peter_e(at)gmx(dot)net>
Cc: pgsql-bugs(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: NetBSD 1.4.2/i386 needs to link psql with -ltermcap
Date: 2001-03-23 23:05:54
Message-ID: 3529.985388754@nemeton.com.au (view raw or flat)
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Peter Eisentraut wrote

> This should be detected by configure.  E.g., on my system I get
> 
> | checking for readline... yes (-lreadline -ltermcap)
> 
> (-lreadline and -ledit are equivalent for computational purposes).

On NetBSD-1.4.2 is that the link test works with -ledit, and indeed
psql built without -ltermcap will even run non-interactively (I loaded
a database with it) but it fails when running interactively.

config.log:

configure:3143: checking for readline
configure:3165: gcc -o conftest -O2 -pipe     conftest.c -lreadline  1>&5
ld: -lreadline: no match
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure: failed program was:
#line 3154 "configure"
#include "confdefs.h"
/* Override any gcc2 internal prototype to avoid an error.  */
/* We use char because int might match the return type of a gcc2
    builtin and then its argument prototype would still apply.  */
char readline();

int main() {
readline()
; return 0; }
configure:3165: gcc -o conftest -O2 -pipe     conftest.c -ledit  1>&5
configure:3192: checking for library containing using_history
configure:3210: gcc -o conftest -O2 -pipe     conftest.c -ledit  1>&5
...

It would be nicer if the link failed. :-(

Actually running the program above:

/usr/libexec/ld.so: Undefined symbol "_tgetent" called from
conf:/usr/lib/libed\ it.so.2.2 at 0x4002d2ac

ldd doesn't show problems:

conf:
        -ledit.2 => /usr/lib/libedit.so.2.2 (0x4001b000)
        -lc.12 => /usr/lib/libc.so.12.40 (0x4002f000)

I'm now out of my depth with both configure and linker behaviour. :-(

Regards,

Giles



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