Subject: Re: Uhm. Is this a feature?
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Brad Spencer <email@example.com>
Date: 05/28/2000 18:15:23
In message <200005281759.MAA03073@guild.plethora.net>, Peter Seebach writes:
>So, the problem goes away if I rebuild all the stuff in /usr/*bin.
I spoke too soon.
/usr/lib/libc.so.12: Undefined symbol "__mainprog_obj" (reloc type = 25, symnum = 1024)
# nm tail | grep main
0000000120103f10 B __mainprog_obj
So, I don't get it. There is a symbol named __mainprog_obj, yet it doesn't
seem to be found enough.
The response for the shared linker is simular in nature to one that I got
when I tried to build a NetBSD/sparc 1.4Y box as an a.out system instead
of an ELF one. No amount of fiddling around could make the build work. I
ended up installing a snapshot, booting diskless and building an ELF
Oddly, my NetBSD/i386 box would build fine, with the same source tree, as
an a.out system.
Except for crypto-us/lib/libdes. There is a warning in the Makefile
# XXX x86 assy produces lots of RRS text relocation errors on shared
# XXX lib, must fix.
This really should be looked into... I think that these are fatal, not
just an annoyance. They most often happen when a nonposition independent
code is mixed in with position independent code in the same shared object.
I just ended up using the C versions of those functions. If I left the
assembly ones in there anything built with libdes [like su, etc..] would
fail trying to find one of the more common des functions.
Brad Spencer - firstname.lastname@example.org http://anduin.eldar.org
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