Thread error

Dan Nelson dnelson at
Sat Aug 28 08:48:30 PDT 2004

In the last episode (Aug 28), Justin Smith said:
> FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 6.0-CURRENT #0: Fri Aug 27  10:56:28 EDT 2004     jsmith at  i386
> When I try to run LyX compiled with the QT front end, I get
> Fatal error 'Spinlock called when not threaded.' at line 83 in file /usr/src/lib/libpthread/thread/thr_spinlock.c (errno = 0)
> Abort trap (core dumped)

This is's obscure way of saying "There are multiple
thread libraries linked to this executable".  It really should print a
better error message (or better yet, coordinate with the other thread
libs so this error doesn't even show up).  Run ldd -a on the binary and
find out if there are any shared libs depending on libc_r.

	Dan Nelson
	dnelson at

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