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Bug 1062727 - [gold] searches /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64 on x86_64
Summary: [gold] searches /usr/lib instead of /usr/lib64 on x86_64
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: binutils
Version: 20
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nick Clifton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2014-02-07 19:45 UTC by Volker Braun
Modified: 2015-06-29 15:04 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-06-29 15:04:08 UTC

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Description Volker Braun 2014-02-07 19:45:21 UTC
Description of problem:

The optional gold linker ( does not search /usr/lib64 by default on x86_64 systems

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Fedora 20, GNU gold (version 2.23.2) 1.11

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:

$ echo 'int f() {}' > a.c
$ gcc -c a.c
$ a.o -lc error: cannot find -lc

Actual results:

Gold does not find libc

Expected results:

Gold should find /usr/lib64/ This works with the normal linker (testcase is insufficient to build a working ELF binary, but at least the library is found):

$ ld.bfd a.o -lc
ld.bfd: warning: cannot find entry symbol _start; defaulting to 00000000004001f4
$ ldd a.out =>  (0x00007fffc8b9b000) => /lib64/ (0x0000003826e00000)
	/lib/ => /lib64/ (0x0000003826a00000)

Additional info:

The gold configure file has an option

  --with-lib-path=dir1:dir2...  set default LIB_PATH

This should be used to set up the library search path on x86_64

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