freebsd/ace: Errors when compiling ACE application

Jean-Philippe Daigle jean.daigle at
Tue Dec 19 06:36:59 PST 2006

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brooks Davis [mailto:brooks at]
> Sent: Monday, December 18, 2006 5:03 PM
> To: Jean-Philippe Daigle
> Cc: freebsd-threads at
> Subject: Re: freebsd/ace: Errors when compiling ACE application
> Any reason you aren't using /usr/ports/devel/ace to build it?  Even if
> there is, you might want to check the patches they apply and see what
> changes need to be made.
> -- Brooks

Hello Brooks,
I might be misunderstanding your comment, but if I'm not, I need to
clarify the following: I am not attempting to build the ACE libraries
themselves; I'm using the ACE package from the ports system.

Problem is, when you include /usr/local/include/ace/OS_NS_netdb.h
(installed when you install ACE from ports) in an application, it fails
to build because the functions "::gethostbyaddr_r", "::gethostbyname_r",
"::getprotobyname_r", "::getprotobynumber_r", "::getservbyname_r" don't
appear to be defined anywhere. I was wondering if anyone with experience
using ACE on FreeBSD had encountered this issue themselves.


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