Subject: Re: Problems building with DESTDIR?
To: Rafal Boni <>
From: Bill Studenmund <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/08/1999 11:50:57
On Tue, 5 Oct 1999, Rafal Boni wrote:

> I ran accross this while converting the last of my -current a.out x86 boxes
> to ELF... amd,, and the binutils all failed to build with DESTDIR set
> (to /../. in that case).

Ack. /../. is the a.out escape path. I don't think you want to be using it
for the ELF transition. :-)

> Having completed the conversion to ELF (well, I'm still planning on doing an
> additional make build to make sure everything's been recompiled with the 
> right compiler), I just tried to build amd again.

You might have compiler mis-match problems. :-(

> I'm building from sources from a SUP of 10/2.
> The results are as follows:
> 	(1) DESTDIR unset.  amd builds fine
> 	(2) DESTDIR set to /.  amd fails to link:
> cc   -o amd -nostdlib -L//usr/lib //usr/lib/crt0.o //usr/lib/crtbegin.o conf_parse.o conf_tok.o srvr_nfs.o srvr_amfs_auto.o sched.o rpc_fwd.o restart.o opts.o ops_unionfs.o ops_umapfs.o ops_ufs.o ops_tmpfs.o ops_tfs.o ops_pcfs.o ops_nullfs.o ops_nfs3.o ops_nfs.o ops_mfs.o ops_cdfs.o ops_autofs.o nfs_subr.o nfs_start.o nfs_prot_svc.o mntfs.o mapc.o map.o info_union.o info_passwd.o info_nis.o info_ndbm.o info_file.o info_hesiod.o get_args.o conf.o clock.o autil.o amq_svc.o amq_subr.o amfs_union.o amfs_toplvl.o amfs_root.o amfs_program.o amfs_nfsx.o amfs_nfsl.o amfs_linkx.o amfs_link.o amfs_inherit.o amfs_host.o amfs_error.o amfs_direct.o amfs_auto.o amd.o am_ops.o -L/home/doppelganger/src/current/src/usr.sbin/amd/libamu -lamu -lrpcsvc -ll -lgcc -lc -lgcc //usr/lib/crtend.o
> srvr_nfs.o: In function `start_ping':
> srvr_nfs.o(.text+0x50): undefined reference to `plog'
> [...]
> srvr_nfs.o: In function `got_portmap':
> srvr_nfs.o(.text+0x125): undefined reference to `pickup_rpc_reply'
> srvr_nfs.o(.text+0x1ca): undefined reference to `debug_flags'
> srvr_nfs.o(.text+0x1da): undefined reference to `debug_flags'
> [...]
> srvr_nfs.o(.text+0x211): undefined reference to `rpc_msg_init'
> srvr_nfs.o(.text+0x257): undefined reference to `make_rpc_packet'
> srvr_nfs.o: In function `recompute_portmap':
> srvr_nfs.o(.text+0x31b): undefined reference to `plog'
> [...]
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> *** Error code 1
> Stop.
> 	Basically, it looks like the symbols from libamu are never picked
> 	up by the linker.  Has anyone seen similar things happening?  If
> 	not, I'll try and dig a bit deeper and file a PR; if so, I'd
> 	appreciate your insights into the hows and whys.

Grab one of the ELF snapshots, or do something else to make sure you're
not stuck in the -> elf transition. :-)

If you're building for ELF, shouldn't there be -Wl,-R's around?

Take care,