Undefined symbol "pthread_equal" w/ xfce4

Andreas Ntaflos daff at
Mon May 24 08:20:12 PDT 2004

Hello list, 

This one annoys me for quite a long time now. I am using xfce4 (but
that's not the point) and there is this problem with libxml2. It
manifests itself thus: 

** (xfce-mcs-manager:89174): WARNING **: Module
/usr/X11R6/lib/xfce4/mcs-plugins / cannot be 
opened (/usr/local/lib/ Undefined symbol "pthread_equal")

(meaning that the properties panel for the xfce4-panel cannot be used
and it's not possible to configure it anymore).

Now I've searched the archives and found this:
and the only reply:

I've recompiled libxml2 a thousend times, with every possible
combination of WITH_THREADS=false, WITHOUT_THREADS=true, THREADS=off,
THREADS=no, etc, etc. /var/db/ports/libxml2/options has
WITHOUT_THREADS=true, meaning that the THREADS option for libxml2 is
OFF. I've recompiled each and ever port that depends on libxml2 
(which is A LOT of ports) with the same make flags to no avail.

What am I supposed to do? The problems seems to be only with xfce4. 
One single time I think I hit the correct combination of make flags,
resulting in xfce4 working correctly again with libxml2. Then, some 
days ago, I updated libxml2 and there it is again. Every other 
application (e.g. the Gimp) seems to works fine (I think). 

Why is this, what would I have to do and where should I read up on the
problem? Gotta have it fixed! Argh! :-)

I'd really appreciate any input concerning this! Hopefully I've provided
enought information on the subject.

Thanks in advance!
Andreas "daff" Ntaflos | "A cynic is a man who knows the price of
daff AT dword DOT org  | everything, and the value of nothing."
Vienna, AUSTRIA        |                              Oscar Wilde

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