freebsd/ace: Errors when compiling ACE application

David Xu bsddiy at
Tue Dec 19 06:47:21 PST 2006

Jean-Philippe Daigle wrote:
>> -----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.
> Thanks,
> JP
I heard the resolver in libc uses thread local storage, it is not
needed to have _r versions.

David Xu

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