Subject: compiling libc as of doday...
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kurt Schreiner <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/24/1998 13:25:26
...02/24/1998 on my ss5 results in the following error:

cc   -DNLS -DYP -DLIBC_SCCS -DSYSLIBC_SCCS -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/src/lib/libc/include -D__DBINTERFACE_PRIVATE -DRESOLVSORT -DPOSIX_MISTAKE -DFLOATING_POINT -c -traditional-cpp -DPIC -fpic -DPIC -I/usr/src/lib/libc/arch/sparc /usr/src/lib/libc/arch/sparc/string/ffs.S -o
/usr/src/lib/libc/arch/sparc/string/ffs.S: Assembler messages:
/usr/src/lib/libc/arch/sparc/string/ffs.S:117: Error: Can't reduce difference of external symbols in PIC code
/usr/src/lib/libc/arch/sparc/string/ffs.S:117: Fatal error:1 error, 0 warnings, no object file generated.

*** Error code 1

the symbol in question seems to be __ffstab.

should i send-pr?