Bug 1259877 - Please provide static libf2c library
Please provide static libf2c library
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: f2c (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Carl Byington
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-03 13:11 EDT by Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD)
Modified: 2016-07-19 13:46 EDT (History)
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Description Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2015-09-03 13:11:28 EDT
Description of problem:
I'm trying to build xppaut which needs to link with f2c at build time. However, I run into what seems to be a rather common issue:

/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/5.1.1/../../../../lib64/libf2c.so: undefined reference to `MAIN__'

Googling suggests that the solution is to link with a static library libf2c.a instead of the shared object, however the fedora package does not provide the static library. Would it please be possible to provide a static library too?


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Steps to Reproduce:
1. git clone git@github.com:sanjayankur31/xppaut.git
2. cd xppaut
3. mkdir build; cd build; cmake ../; make

Actual results:
[ 99%] Building C object src/CMakeFiles/xppaut.dir/histogram.c.o
[100%] Linking C executable xppaut
/usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/5.1.1/../../../../lib64/libf2c.so: undefined reference to `MAIN__'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
src/CMakeFiles/xppaut.dir/build.make:2651: recipe for target 'src/xppaut' failed
make[2]: *** [src/xppaut] Error 1
CMakeFiles/Makefile2:85: recipe for target 'src/CMakeFiles/xppaut.dir/all' failed
make[1]: *** [src/CMakeFiles/xppaut.dir/all] Error 2
Makefile:83: recipe for target 'all' failed

Expected results:
Should be able to build with the libf2c library

Additional info:
I haven't been able to find any other methods of fixing this, but if there is, I'll be happy to try it out.
Comment 1 Ankur Sinha (FranciscoD) 2015-09-03 13:14:27 EDT
The alternative seems to be to bundle the f2c libraries - include the sources and build them with xppaut. I'm not sure if this will pass a review, though :(
Comment 2 Fedora End Of Life 2016-07-19 13:46:31 EDT
Fedora 22 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2016-07-19. Fedora 22 is
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further
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