lang/guile build fails for me

Matthias Andree matthias.andree at
Wed Jun 1 13:39:53 UTC 2011

Am 01.06.2011 15:19, schrieb Christoph Moench-Tegeder:
> ## Matthias Andree (matthias.andree at
>>>> >From config.log:
>>>> configure:11579: checking for lt_dlinit in -lltdl
>>>> configure:11604: cc -o conftest -O2 -pipe -O2 -fno-strict-aliasing -pipe
>>>> -march=nocona -I/usr/local/include  -rpath=/usr/lib:/usr/local/lib conftest.c
>>>> -lltdl   >&5
>>>> /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lltdl
>>> Confirmed (8.2-RELEASE-p2).
>>> Somehow, configure loses $LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Not sure how...
>> The command line quoted above lacks the -L option for link-time; -rpath
>> is a run-time option, and by itself, is insufficient.  Try stuffing
>> -L${LOCALBASE}/lib into some kind of linker flag such as LDFLAGS or
>> perhaps LIBS - and pass that through CONFIGURE_ENV or _ARGS.
> Ah, yes, LDFLAGS. The port's Makefile already has
> LDFLAGS="-L${LOCALBASE}/lib" in $CONFIGURE_ENV, and as guile's configure
> is a standard autoconf configure, $LDFLAGS should be picked up (the
> output of "./configure --help" supports this), but... well, it isn't.
> As I installed guile 1.8.6_5 last september (having one's own packages
> archive is a great thing) and the latest change on the port does not look
> like it's the culprit (haven't tested that, though), I guess it's down to
> some serious autotools debugging.

At a second, still cursory look, some inconsistencies have struck my eye
-- this isn't fully fledged debugging.

- I can't seem to figure out what USE_NCURSES actually does, or which
file gets used, (not currently on FreeBSD, so I can't grep ports/Mk
easily) - deferred.

- files/ contains patches for and
patches are ineffective if the port does not run automake - and
apparently it does not (check USE_AUTOTOOLS).

- aclocal gets some version numbers hacked.  Very fishy, and possibly
hides the real issue.

Does it help to rewrite the patches for and run
automake from USE_AUTOTOOLS?

Matthias Andree

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