OpenConnect compile failing on socket()

David Woodhouse dwmw2 at
Sat Dec 2 11:31:02 PST 2017

On Sat, 2017-12-02 at 18:03 +0000, rv at wrote:
> Hello,
> I am struggling to compile this. Config.log attached. I think I have  
> all the dependencies but it fails to find socket().
> checking for socket... no
> checking for socket in -lsocket... no
> configure: error: Cannot find socket() function
> This is on TinyCore CorePure64 8.2. I love the elegant minimalism of  
> this distro but have found before that it sometimes lacks stuff that  
> nobody even bothers to list as a dependency because they just assume  
> it will be there. Can you please advise how I can get past this error.

Nothing at all is building because you don't have the <linux/limits.h>
header file. The check for socket() is the first one that's fatal.
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