Bug 11789 - tcl compiled with threads
tcl compiled with threads
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Red Hat Raw Hide
Classification: Retired
Component: tcltk (Show other bugs)
1.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jens Petersen
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Reported: 2000-05-31 10:41 EDT by davidw
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-05-31 10:41:03 EDT
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Description davidw 2000-05-31 10:41:01 EDT
This is a judgement call on Redhat's part, but there are some problems with
compiling tcl against pthreads.

To wit, with glibc2.1 (according to andreas jaeger) it is impossible to
load a shared object which is linked against pthreads.  

A bit of background:  I am the author of an Apache module, mod_dtcl, which
is a module for doing server-parsed Tcl, similar to PHP.  I had received
numerous bug reports that there were problems with this module on redhat
boxes.

So, as you can see, it's a problem if you wish to use this Apache module as
a shared object, as mod_dtcl.so is linked against tcl, which is in turn
linked against pthreads on redhat boxes.

Comments? Questions?
Thanks!
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 2000-06-02 10:06:45 EDT
Thanks for the comment, as I turned on --enable-threads in order to get
feedback. I will revert the change in Raw Hide, as it seems the linux world is
not quite ready for --enable-threads in tcltk. Please reopen this bug when
that time comes :-)

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