Subject: bin/2298: C++ iostreams don't work
To: None <gnats-bugs@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Matthias Scheler <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 04/04/1996 02:01:03
>Number:         2298
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       C++ iostreams don't work
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       serious
>Priority:       medium
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          sw-bug
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Wed Apr  3 20:35:07 1996
>Originator:     Matthias Scheler
Matthias Scheler
>Release:        960402
System: NetBSD colwyn 1.1B NetBSD 1.1B (COLWYN) #0: Wed Apr 3 02:13:11 MET DST 1996 tron@colwyn:/usr/src/sys/arch/i386/compile/COLWYN i386

C++ programs using streams can be compiled but not executed.

Take this C++ program:

#include <stream.h>

int main(void)

 cout << "Test\n";
 return 0;

It compiles fine but you can't execute it:
/usr/libexec/ Undefined symbol "_re_compile_pattern" called from a.out:/usr/lib/ at 0x1004d2ac

The same problem occurs on a NetBSD-amiga 1.1B system compiled from the
same sources.

Sorry, no idea.