Here's a patch that seems to work. I stole the code that libtool.m4 uses to find ltdl dependencies, put it inside a new HWLOC_CHECK_LTDL_DEPS that stores these dependencies in HWLOC_LIBS_PRIVATE. It properly adds -ldl on Linux and nothing on FreeBSD.

The rest of the patch is similar to Jeff's, with things moved inside HWLOC_SETUP_CORE.


Le 14/05/2013 10:27, Brice Goglin a écrit :
I am reviving this thread since I interrupted it to discuss "enabling plugins vs embedding hwloc" (1) but we didn't close the discussion about "not embedding libltdl anymore" (2).

We committed a fix for (1) that (sometimes) generates tarballs without src/libltdl directory. It doesn't always happen, I don't understand why, but it certainly makes those tarballs unusable (configure complains that a is missing). My original patch for (1) fixed the problem, but (2) is a better way to avoid any such issue.

The patch below does pretty much what we need, except putting the right ltdl static libs in hwloc.pc

I am going to look at this before releasing v1.7.1


Le 08/05/2013 02:47, Jeff Squyres (jsquyres) a écrit :
How's this patch?

The only question I have is: how do we figure out what libraries to put in the .pc file in the --disable-shared --enable-static case?

On May 7, 2013, at 8:24 PM, Samuel Thibault <> wrote:

> Jeff Squyres (jsquyres), le Wed 08 May 2013 02:21:02 +0200, a écrit :
>> On May 7, 2013, at 6:25 PM, Brice Goglin <> wrote:
>>> I don't have anything against this. What was the reason for not using
>>> the default/system libltdl in OMPI? libtool was buggy when you started
>>> using it?
>> I neglected to answer this.
>> Yes, plus libltdl grew new functionality that we needed (global/local symbol visibility).
>> We might be getting to the point soon where we can rely on the installed libltdl to be new enough everywhere, but we haven't had that conversation.
> We could already check that the installed version is new enough for our
> needs.
> Samuel
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---	(revision 5606)
+++	(working copy)
@@ -168,30 +168,25 @@
 AM_PROG_LIBTOOL([dlopen win32-dll])
-LTDL_INIT([recursive convenience])
-# Workarounds for libtool LT_CONFIG_H bug
-#CPPFLAGS="$CPPFLAGS -I$HWLOC_top_builddir"
-AC_CONFIG_COMMANDS_PRE([LT_CONFIG_H=`expr "$LT_CONFIG_H" : '.*/\(.*\)'`])
+# If we want plugins, look for ltdl.h and libltdl
+AS_IF([test "$enable_plugins" = "yes"],
+      [AC_CHECK_HEADER([ltdl.h], [],
+          [AC_MSG_WARN([Plugin support requested, but could not find ltdl.h])
+           AC_MSG_ERROR([Cannot continue])])
+       AC_CHECK_LIB([ltdl], [lt_dlopenext], [],
+          [AC_MSG_WARN([Plugin support requested, but could not find libltdl])
+           AC_MSG_ERROR([Cannot continue])])
+      ])
 # Add libltdl static-build dependencies to hwloc.pc
 if test "x$hwloc_have_plugins" = xyes; then
-  if test "x$with_included_ltdl" = xno; then
-  fi
+  # JMS What to put here for static builds?
-# Is ltdl included?
-AS_IF([test "x$with_included_ltdl" = xyes],
-      [HWLOC_LIBLTDL_SUBDIR=libltdl])
-dnl AM_CONDITIONAL([HWLOC_LTDL_INCLUDED], [test "x$with_included_ltdl" = xyes])
 # Party on
Index: src
--- src	(revision 5606)
+++ src	(working copy)

Property changes on: src
Modified: svn:ignore
## -1,5 +1,4 ##
Index: src/
--- src/	(revision 5606)
+++ src/	(working copy)
@@ -207,8 +207,6 @@
 libhwloc_la_LDFLAGS += -export-dynamic
 libhwloc_la_LIBADD = $(LIBLTDL)
 # Embedded library (note the lack of a .so version number -- that

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