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Anton Berezin says that on FreeBSD we're wrong to be using -lc_r, and
[perl5.git] / hints / freebsd.sh
index c601481..a506238 100644 (file)
@@ -222,19 +222,20 @@ Consider using the latest STABLE release.
 EOM
                 exit 1
              fi
-             case "$osvers" in
              # 500016 is the first osreldate in which one could
              # just link against libc_r without disposing of libc
              # at the same time.  500016 ... up to whatever it was
              # on the 31st of August 2003 can still be used with -pthread,
              # but it is not necessary.
-             5.*)      if [ `/sbin/sysctl -n kern.osreldate` -lt 500016 ]; then
-                                ldflags="-pthread $ldflags"
-                        fi
-                       ;;
-             *)        ldflags="-pthread $ldflags"
-                       ;;
-             esac
+
+             # Anton Berezin says that post 500something we're wrong to be
+             # to be using -lc_r, and should just be using -pthread on the
+             # linker line.
+             # So presumably really we should be checking that $osver is 5.*)
+             # and that `/sbin/sysctl -n kern.osreldate` -ge 500016
+             # or -lt 500something and only in that range not doing this:
+             ldflags="-pthread $ldflags"
+
              # Both in 4.x and 5.x gethostbyaddr_r exists but
              # it is "Temporary function, not threadsafe"...
              # Presumably earlier it didn't even exist.
@@ -244,9 +245,19 @@ EOM
 
        esac
 
-       set `echo X "$libswanted "| sed -e 's/ c / c_r /'`
-       shift
-       libswanted="$*"
+        case "$osvers" in
+        [1-4]*)
+           set `echo X "$libswanted "| sed -e 's/ c / c_r /'`
+           shift
+           libswanted="$*"
+           ;;
+        *)
+           set `echo X "$libswanted "| sed -e 's/ c //'`
+           shift
+           libswanted="$*"
+           ;;
+       esac
+           
        # Configure will probably pick the wrong libc to use for nm scan.
        # The safest quick-fix is just to not use nm at all...
        usenm=false