From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Sep 09 2003 - 19:43:33 CDT

  libpthread is shipped broken by default on FreeBSD??!?!?!?
Do you know what the actual problem with their libpthread
implementation is? I would be very interested to know why
the crash occurs, and what libpth does differently to cure
the problem. Seems hokey to me for the default libpthread
to have serious problems. As far as changing the configure
script, do you know if this alternate "libpth" is shipped
by default with all FreeBSD machines?

  John Stone

On Tue, Sep 09, 2003 at 05:43:10PM -0400, brad noyes wrote:
> Hi,
> i think i have found the problem for the crashes on freebsd. At least this fix
> seems to work for my desktop. Apparently there is a problem with libpthread
> on freebsd, and therefor it has been deprecated. Instead VMD should link to
> libpth. So in the src/ directory you can edit the Makefile and change all
> occurrences of "-lpthread" to "-lpth", then run make.
> Sorry this took me 2 months to figure out, but i was stumped until i read
> about libpthread on an unrelated list.
> John, Could you make the necessary change in the configure script?
> --brad

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