[blfs-support] Cyrus SASL compilation error

Armin K. krejzi at email.com
Fri Mar 7 13:49:37 PST 2014

On 03/07/2014 10:04 PM, Ken Moffat wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 05:37:22PM +0000, Ken Moffat wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 07, 2014 at 04:17:29PM +0100, Sergei Antonov wrote:
>>> Hello!
>>> I follow this instruction to build Cyrus SASL-2.1.26:
>>> http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/postlfs/cyrus-sasl.html
>>> "make -j1" results in a link error about PIC:
>>> libtool: link: gcc -shared  -fPIC -DPIC  .libs/sasldb.o
>>> .libs/sasldb_init.o .libs/plugin_common.o  -Wl,--whole-archive
>>> ../sasldb/.libs/libsasldb.a -Wl,--no-whole-archive  -ldb -lresolv  -O2
>>>   -Wl,-soname -Wl,libsasldb.so.3 -o .libs/libsasld
>>> b.so.3.0.0
>>> /usr/bin/ld: ../sasldb/.libs/libsasldb.a(allockey.o): relocation
>>> R_X86_64_32 against `.rodata.str1.1' can not be used when making a
>>> shared object; recompile with -fPIC
>>> ../sasldb/.libs/libsasldb.a(allockey.o): could not read symbols: Bad value
>>> collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
>>> What may cause this?
>>  The cause is as it says.  On 32-bit x86 you can build shared
>> objects using static libs compiled without -fPIC, on 64-nit x86 you
>> cannot.  I guess that whoever originally updated the book was using
>> i686.  Once upon a time, many packages had similar problems, but most
>> have now been fixed upstream.
>>  I did notice that I build it by passing CFLAGS=-fPIC at the end of
>> my configure command, but I forgot to check if that was necessary
>> (it isn't a package I _use_).
>>  My bad, seems something like that _is_ needed on x86_64.
>  And looking back, we had CFLAGS=-fPIC at the end of configure in
> BLFS-7.4, but without an explanation.
>  It fell out in r12739 when Fernando applied a fix from Armin.  The
> fPIC seems to have come in at r11674, amongst some tagging for 7.4.
> I'll put it back, and add an explanation.
>>> And a slight correction: && is missing after "pushd saslauthd" and
>>> "popd" build commands.
>>  Yes, for consistency.
>>  Unless anyone else is interested I'll take a look, maybe some time
>> this weekend.
>> ĸen
>> -- 
>> das eine Mal als Tragödie, dieses Mal als Farce
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Then again, I believe this patch might fix it. It mentions PIC for
sasldb and friends.


Note: My last name is not Krejzi.

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