|Summary:||Packaging: gcc specs file refers to .o files from old packages|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||chaoticinc|
|Component:||egcs||Assignee:||Nalin Dahyabhai <nalin>|
|Status:||CLOSED WONTFIX||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-11-01 01:33:17 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description chaoticinc 1999-10-17 16:54:45 UTC
I attempted to test the gcc functionality of the standard 6.0 distribution on a pentium machine and found broken file linkages and dependencies The /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/egcs-2.91.66/specs file used to control gcc refers to files crt1.o, crti.o and crtn.o which are not a part of the files in the package egcs-1.1.2-12 or any of the packages it depends on. These files are only found in the compat-glibc-5.2-184.108.40.206 package which is only supposed to be required for backward compatible compiling. As a result, an attempt to compile even an empty file such as 'test.c' below will result in an error from gcc of the following: > gcc test.c /usr/bin/ld: cannot open crt1.o: No such file or directory collect2: ld returned 1 exit status The 'crt1.o' file should exist in the new package glibc-2.1.1-6 or the 'specs' file should be updated for the new compiler and libaries. I am not at all sure which is correct. If the 'compat-glibc-5.2-220.127.116.11' package is required, then the dependencies should be added for rpm deployment and the rpm documentation modified.
Comment 1 Jim Kingdon 1999-11-01 01:33:59 UTC
crt1.o and friends are part of the glibc-devel package. I'm not going to make egcs depend on it, though, because gcc can still function if you are using -nostdlib. In one sense, this is the wrong answer, because -nostdlib is kind of an obscure thing to do. But I suspect it is the cleanest answer until/unless RPM gets more sophisticated dependencies (recommend, required, suggested, etc).