Subject: Re: Uhm. Is this a feature?
To: None <>
From: Brad Spencer <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/28/2000 19:58:44
   On Sun, 28 May 2000, Brad Spencer wrote:

   > 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
   > stating:
   > #       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.

   Yeah, I noticed that, too. Considering, do you suppose the following
   would be appropriate?

I am not sure that this isn't trouble on an ELF system.  I really
understand all of the details.  It would probably be better to get the
assembly fixed.

Brad Spencer -
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