cannot find -ldl

Paul Schmehl pauls at
Thu Jan 26 11:46:34 PST 2006

--On Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:18:54 -0600 Dan Nelson 
<dnelson at> wrote:

> In the last episode (Jan 26), Paul Schmehl said:
>> I'm fiddling with an app that was probably written for/on Linux.  It
>> configures fine, but when I make, I get the error "cannot find -ldl".
>> Is  there a FreeBSD equivalent for libldl?  A workaround?  A library
>> that I'm  missing?
> It's not needed on FreeBSD.  The dlopen family of functions is in libc.
> The configure script should probably have something like this in it so
> it only uses libdl if it can't find dlopen with its current set of
> libs::
> AC_SEARCH_LIBS(dlopen, dl)
Dan, you're referring to, right?  There's no AC_SEARCH in that 
at all.  Do I just need to add a line?  If so, does it matter where I add 

Paul Schmehl (pauls at
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