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Subject: [hwloc-devel] -lpicl on Solaris
From: Jeff Squyres (jsquyres_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-06-12 10:19:04

I recently upgraded OMPI's SVN trunk to hwloc 1.4.2, and immediately broke builds on Solaris. After some hunting around, here's what our friends at Oracle have found:

- Building hwloc 1.4.2 standalone on Solaris works fine.
- Building OMPI SVN trunk (with hwloc 1.4.2 embedded) on Solaris fails due to a missing -lpicl.
- The issue seems to be in hwloc's src/

   ldflags += -lpicl

Specifically, -lpicl gets added to standalone builds but not embedded builds.

Shouldn't the check for -lpicl be in hwloc.m4 so that it gets added to HWLOC_EMBEDDED_LIBS? See the attached patch.

Or is there a deeper reason we didn't use AC_CHECK_LIB and used HWLOC_HAVE_SOLARIS instead? (e.g., is -lpicl Bad on other platforms?)

Jeff Squyres
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