clamav build link error (reference to gethostbyname_r)

Warren Block wblock at
Wed Jun 22 23:35:52 GMT 2005

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005, Louis LeBlanc wrote:

> I just updated my ports and found that clamav was due for upgrade.
> Problem is it won't build because of a gethostbyname_r reference.
> During the configuration stage, it seems to find a gethostbyname_r:
> checking for gethostbyname_r... yes, and it takes 5 arguments
> I can't find any reference to gethostbyname_r in the manpages, except
> for the LWRES_GETHOSTENT(3) manpage.  I don't think this is what it
> refers to, since lwres_gethostbyname_r() takes 4 arguments, not 5.
> Regardless, the build fails here:
> cc -O -pipe -pthread -o .libs/clamav-milter cfgparser.o getopt.o memory.o misc.o clamav-milter.o -pthread  -L/usr/local/lib ../libclamav/.libs/ -lldap -lbz2 -lgmp -lcurl -lidn -lssl -lcrypto -lz -lmilter -pthread -lwrap -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/usr/local/lib
> clamav-milter.o(.text+0x5708): In function `clamfi_gethostbyname':
> : undefined reference to `gethostbyname_r'
> *** Error code 1
> Anyone have any idea why the configuration is finding gethostbyname_r()
> when it's not there?
> BTW, I'm running on 5.4 RELEASE-p1

Interesting.  The same thing happens on 4-STABLE as of May 8, but it 
works fine on 5-STABLE as of June 13.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA

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