lang/guile build fails for me

Baptiste Daroussin baptiste.daroussin at
Wed Jun 1 13:44:22 UTC 2011

2011/6/1 Matthias Andree <matthias.andree at>:
> 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.

USE_NCURSES reorder the LDFLAGS (as does USE_OPENSSL) for base ncurses
to be detected first if necessary.

> - 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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