|Summary:||Incompatibility with glibc 2.1.1 & Motif 2.1.10|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||saisat|
|Component:||glibc||Assignee:||Cristian Gafton <gafton>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-08-24 00:37:46 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description saisat 1999-08-18 13:24:22 UTC
When we run our build script , we get the following error. /usr/X11R6/lib/libXm.a(XpmRdFToI.o): In function `OpenReadFile': XpmRdFToI.o(.text+0x159): undefined reference to `_IO_stdin_' i.e, the linker is unable to resolve the reference of symbol _IO_stdin_ in the above said Motif libraries. On digging lot of manuals, glibc source files, we found that in GLIBC 2.0 , the global variables are _IO_stdin_ and et al, but in GLIBC 2.1.1, the global variables were changed to _IO_2_1_stdin_ This change has caused a lot of problems. Thus indicating that Motif libraries have to be compiled using GLIBC 2.1 onwards. Here is a bit of text from Red Hat errata on Motif 2.1 " Motif libraries compiled against glibc 2.0 will not work when built against glibc 2.1 because of one particular upgraded interface. Applications built against motif on a Red Hat Linux 5.2 (or other glibc 2.0-based system) will work on Red Hat Linux 6.0 You can build Motif applications with older Motif libraries by using the "compat" packages included as part of Red Hat Linux 6.0." But the Motif version (2.1.10) we are using is said to work from GLIBC 2.0+ So if we have to make our product work, we need to use the Motif libraries compiled on GLIBC 2.1.1 or use older Motif libraries using 'compat' package of RH6.0 The linker is unable to reference the symbol _IO_stdin_ in this environment because it is probably replaced by _IO_2_1_stdin. Am I correct? Is the 'compat' for whole component (Motif as whole) or only few libraries of Motif? Any workaround suggested??
Comment 1 Cristian Gafton 1999-08-24 00:37:59 UTC
You are trying to link an object file compiled on glibc 2.0 on a glibc 2.1 system, and that is not permitted. Either transform the static object into a shared library and use that or recompile from the source. If you want to get a static Motif binary using the glibc 2.0 libraries you are out of luck. Only shared libraries and relocable objects can be ported from one version of the glibc to another. I would suggest that if you need static linking then use the compat-* packages.