libmap.conf ?? [Was:Re: xmms failure]

Andrew J Caines A.J.Caines at
Mon Sep 13 20:45:42 PDT 2004


>> Rebuild any threaded app which links to the wrong thread library, or as a
>> workaround add this to /etc/libmap.conf:
> Ok i'll bite. what is libmap.conf?

It's well described in the manual.

> where did you find out about it?

On 4.x I first came across it while getting the Linux Flash plugin port to
work with a native browser.

I was bitten by the spinlock error on 5.x and quickly found references to
the problem, solution and workaround after a simple web and mailing list
archive search.

> root # man libmap.conf
> No manual entry for libmap.conf

# man libmap.conf
LIBMAP.CONF(5)            FreeBSD File Formats Manual           LIBMAP.CONF(5)

     libmap.conf -- configuration file for dynamic object dependency mapping

> root # apropos libmap
> libmap: nothing appropriate

# apropos libmap
libmap.conf(5)           - configuration file for dynamic object dependency mapping

> root # ls /etc/lib*
> ls: No match.

You've got to create it.

> root # uname -a
> FreeBSD wstaylorm.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx 4.9-STABLE FreeBSD 4.9-STABLE #0: Sat
> Jan 31 14:14:40 EST 2004    
> root at wstaylorm.xxxx.xxxx.xxxx:/usr/src/sys/compile/MJTDEV1  i386

# uname -a
FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE FreeBSD 4.10-STABLE #0: Thu Aug 26 11:27:03 EDT 2004     root at  i386

I recommend keeping up-to-date.

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