Understanding libpthread.so.2 undef reference error....

Norberto Meijome freebsd at meijome.net
Mon Nov 5 17:06:25 PST 2007

On Mon, 05 Nov 2007 23:39:17 +0100
Kris Kennaway <kris at FreeBSD.org> wrote:

> > Hi Kris,
> > thanks for the explanation. I don't think I did that, as this is a 100% clean install of 7,but maybe I bungled it somewhere.
> > 
> > is there a way to know what is cross linked? should I get rid of compat6x?   
> Well in that case you managed to somehow install a 6.x binary on there 
> (not compat6x), which is now being linked to 7.0 binaries (this should 
> never happen in a correctly functioning system).  Either rerun 
> portupgrade -fa, or use pkg_which on the binaries and libraries that are 
> giving problems to try and track down which need to be reinstalled.

Thanks Kris, that's what I did. 
for each of the messages that I got showing :

/usr/bin/ld: warning: libpthread.so.2, needed by /usr/local/lib/libicui18n.so.36, not found (try using -rpath or -rpath-link

or similar, i did

pkg_info -W {Library}

( in this case /usr/local/lib/libicui18n.so.36 , which pointed to icu), and rebuilt the package.

It seems I must have used portinstall -pP instead of -p in a couple of places and managed to confuse the heck of my system.

Everything seems to be building ok so far :)

thanks so much for the pointer!

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