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Re: Solaris and socket library

From: jling
Subject: Re: Solaris and socket library
Date: Fri, 16 Jan 2004 21:45:28 -0800

Thank you for sharing your configuration.  I will definitely look more 
closely at these macros.

John Ling

----- Original Message -----
From: Russ Allbery <address@hidden>
Date: Friday, January 16, 2004 6:55 pm
Subject: Re: Solaris and socket library

> John Ling <address@hidden> writes:
> > Now the solution was to add a -lsocket to the linking options.  But,
> > should this not be something that autoconf or automake suite of 
> tools> detect and automatically handle for me?  Do I need to 
> manually add this
> > only when I run on Solaris?
> I use this:
> dnl The rat's nest of networking libraries.  The common cases are 
> not to
> dnl need any extra libraries, or to need -lsocket -lnsl.  We need 
> to avoid
> dnl linking with libnsl unless we need it, though, since on some 
> OSes where
> dnl it isn't necessary it will totally break networking.  Unisys also
> dnl includes gethostbyname in libsocket but needs libnsl for socket().
> AC_SEARCH_LIBS([gethostbyname], [nsl])
> AC_SEARCH_LIBS([socket], [socket], ,
>    [AC_CHECK_LIB([nsl], [socket], LIBS="$LIBS -lsocket -lnsl", , -
> lsocket)])
> in
> -- 
> Russ Allbery (address@hidden)             <" 
> target="l">>

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