ld bug with -Bsymbolic --noinhibit-exec (

Franz Sirl Franz.Sirl at munich.netsurf.de
Thu Jun 17 03:21:53 EST 1999

At 18:29 16.06.99 , Eric Ding wrote:

>I'm developing on LinuxPPC R5, with egcs-1.1.2-12c and
>binutils- installed.  I'm running into a problem with
>using the -Bsymbolic flag.  Building a shared library which references
>global symbols that are not found in it, we usually use the
>--noinhibit-exec flag so that shared library builds even without those
>symbols being bound.
>The build command looks like this:
>     gcc -shared -Wl,-v -Wl,-Bsymbolic -Wl,--noinhibit-exec -o \
>      /ax/axexec/axdata/axshlib/libaxel.so -L/ax/axexec/axdata/axshlib \
>      -L/ax/axobj/axdata/rts elimports.o elexports.o \
>      /ax/axobj/axdata/rts/axel.o
>Without the -Bsymbolic flag, the shared library builds fine.  With the
>flag, however, it spits out the following errors (which are expected):
>GNU ld version 2.9.4 (with BFD 990418)
>/ax/axobj/axdata/rts/axel.o: In function `ElfInstallLibModules':
>/ax/axobj/axdata/rts/axel.o(.text+0x38): undefined reference to 
>/ax/axobj/axdata/rts/axel.o(.text+0x48): undefined reference to 
>/ax/axobj/axdata/rts/axel.o(.text+0x58): undefined reference to 
>/ax/axobj/axdata/rts/axel.o: In function `ELElfMacroId':
>/ax/axobj/axdata/rts/axel.o(.text+0xc0): undefined reference to 
>On other platforms (i.e., Intel, Alpha), we also see these errors, but
>because of the --noinhibit-exec flag, the shared library is correctly
>built anyway.  But on PPC, ld returns with 1 exit status, and the shared
>library is not built.  Not using -Bsymbolic is not an option.

Hmm, what version of binutils are you using on Intel/Alpha? Does it work on 
Intel/Alpha with binutils-[3-5]?

In any case, you can try the RPM of binutils- on 
<ftp://dev.linuxppc.org/users/fsirl/R5/RPMS/ppc> and see if it helps.


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