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Bug 227354

Summary: Cannot prelink emacs
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Daniel Qarras <dqarras>
Component: emacsAssignee: Chip Coldwell <coldwell>
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Description Daniel Qarras 2007-02-05 16:03:43 UTC
Fedora Core 6 with all available updates seems to fail to prelink emacs with
this error:

Prelinking /usr/bin/emacs-21.4-x
prelink: /usr/bin/emacs-21.4-x: COPY relocations don't point into .bss or .sbss
section

Please consider avoiding the error message.

Comment 1 Chip Coldwell 2007-02-05 16:23:17 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Fedora Core 6 with all available updates seems to fail to prelink emacs with
> this error:
> 
> Prelinking /usr/bin/emacs-21.4-x
> prelink: /usr/bin/emacs-21.4-x: COPY relocations don't point into .bss or .sbss
> section
> 
> Please consider avoiding the error message.

I'm not sure that this is a bug.  It's probably an inevitable result of the
dumping (unexec) process that happens when you build emacs.

Chip




Comment 2 Daniel Qarras 2007-06-01 15:57:36 UTC
FWIW, this problem still exists in Fedora 7:

Prelinking /usr/bin/emacs-x
prelink: /usr/bin/emacs-x: COPY relocations don't point into .bss or .sbss section


Comment 3 Chip Coldwell 2007-06-01 16:00:39 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> FWIW, this problem still exists in Fedora 7:
> 
> Prelinking /usr/bin/emacs-x
> prelink: /usr/bin/emacs-x: COPY relocations don't point into .bss or .sbss section
> 

I'm still convinced that this is an inevitable side effect of the way the dumper
works.  It creates a new .data section in the dumped emacs from the .bss section
of the dumping emacs.  I don't think this can ever work.



Comment 4 Daniel Qarras 2007-06-06 17:38:55 UTC
Well, let me just point out that currently emacs-x is the only binary in the
default Fedora 7 install which cannot be prelinked.

Comment 5 Chip Coldwell 2007-06-06 20:16:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> Well, let me just point out that currently emacs-x is the only binary in the
> default Fedora 7 install which cannot be prelinked.

Sure, and it is also the only binary that is the output of an "unexec" dumper,
as we discovered in bug 239344.

Chip

Comment 6 David Tonhofer 2011-11-13 20:26:34 UTC
Just got this in Red Hat Enterprise 5.6, when running prelink manually:

prelink: /usr/bin/emacs-x: COPY relocations don't point into .bss or .sbss section

The only error generated by prelink.

As they say in Half-Life, "Probably not a problem"