Bug 58597 - guile not built with threading support
guile not built with threading support
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: guile (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Reported: 2002-01-21 02:12 EST by Ed Marshall
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-01-21 02:12:44 EST
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Description Ed Marshall 2002-01-21 02:12:02 EST
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Description of problem:
Guile, as shipped by Red Hat, does not sport threading support, although (ice-9
threads) is there (fooling you into thinking it might work ;-).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run: guile -c '(use-modules (ice-9 threads)) (make-thread (display "Hello,

Actual Results:  ERROR: Unbound variable: call-with-new-thread

Expected Results:  "Hello, world!" ;-)

Additional info:

Easy fix: add --with-threads to the configure command line, and tack on
"%{_libdir}/libqthreads.so.*" to the %files section of the spec file.

This shouldn't destabilize anyone not using them; from the INSTALL file that
comes with guile (emphasis on the last sentence):

"Cooperative threads are not yet thoroughly tested; once they are, they will be
enabled by default.  The interaction with blocking I/O is pretty ad hoc at the
moment.  In our experience, bugs in the thread support do not affect you if you
don't actually use threads."

(By the way, you don't need "--enable-dynamic-linking" on the configure command
line anymore, since it's enabled by default on platforms that support it. Check
INSTALL for details.)
Comment 1 Phil Knirsch 2002-01-24 09:13:41 EST
OK, fixed in latest version 1.3.4-17 available via rawhide real soon now. :)

Read ya, Phil

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