problem compiling pidgin 2.10.10

Matthias Apitz guru at
Sun Nov 23 05:38:20 EST 2014

El día Saturday, November 22, 2014 a las 09:55:16AM -0500, Ethan Blanton escribió:

> >   CCLD     finch
> > /usr/bin/ld: i: invalid DSO for symbol `cur_term' definition
> > /usr/local/lib/ could not read symbols: Bad value
> > cc: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
> > gmake[3]: *** [finch] Error 1
> There's a lot of stuff on the web about this.  I don't understand why
> you're getting that specific error, but it appears to be a missing
> library on the link line.  This likely means that the Pidgin configure
> scripts aren't finding something that they probably don't know to look
> for; I'm not sure exactly how this is happening.

It works fine with a small change in the ./configure script:

$ diff configure.orig configure
<   GNT_LIBS="-lncursesw"
>   GNT_LIBS="-lncursesw -ltinfow"

Maybe it's an issue only with FreeBSD, or even with certain environments
of FreeBSD. It is fine without this change on 11-CURRENT, while the
above issue is with 10-ALPHA.

I think, we can close this thread. Thanks for your help.

Matthias Apitz, guru at, +49-170-4527211
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