Subject: Re: Problems building "gimp-current" on an ELF system
To: Matthias Scheler <>
From: Hubert Feyrer <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/05/1999 04:50:25
Hum, maybe a clue:
please check out the patches patch-ad, patch-af. Originally they use both
-version-info and -release, which our pkglibtool does not allow both at
once. When making the pkg, I removed one of them, it didn't make much of a
difference for me which. Maybe try changing these two patches to use
-release instead of -version-info.

Or see if there's a newer libtool out there...

 - Hubert

On 4 Dec 1999, Matthias Scheler wrote:

> 	Hello,
> [This message got sent to "" with intention because
>  it is about a toolchain and not a package system problem.]
> on an ELF system (1.4P on i386) here "gimp-current" dies with this message
> during startup:
> /usr/X11R6/lib/gimp/1.1/modules/ Undefined PLT symbol "gimp_color_selector_register" (reloc type = 7, symnum = 6)
> The problem is obviously that plug-ins can't find the symbols of the main
> program. This is caused by the removal of these libtool options in
> "app/Makefile":
> -export-dynamic -export-symbols $(srcdir)/gimp.sym
> Our "pkglibtool" doesn't know about "-export-symbols" at all and using
> "-export-dynamic" leads to this error while linking "gimp":
> .libs/gimpS.o(.data+0x22a0): undefined reference to `gimp_palette_get_background'
> .libs/gimpS.o(.data+0x22a8): undefined reference to `gimp_palette_get_foreground'
> ../libgimp/libgimpi.a(gimpcolorbutton.o): In function `gimp_color_button_use_fg':
> gimpcolorbutton.o(.text+0xdba): undefined reference to `gimp_palette_get_foreground'
> ../libgimp/libgimpi.a(gimpcolorbutton.o): In function `gimp_color_button_use_bg':
> gimpcolorbutton.o(.text+0xe36): undefined reference to `gimp_palette_get_background'
> These symbols are defined in the "gimpui" and "gimp" shared libraries. Adding
> them to the list of libraries leads to another problem:
> ../libgimp/.libs/ undefined reference to `PLUG_IN_INFO'
> "PLUG_IN_INFO" is a symbol defined in e.g. plug-in's shared object. Now
> I'm stuck. What are the correct linker options to handle this on ELF?
> 	Kind regards

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