Bug 1547260 - annobin is out of synch with gcc in rawhide yesterday, fc28 today
Summary: annobin is out of synch with gcc in rawhide yesterday, fc28 today
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: annobin
Version: 28
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nick Clifton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2018-02-20 21:24 UTC by stan
Modified: 2019-05-28 19:44 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: annobin-3.4-2.fc29
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Last Closed: 2019-05-28 19:44:27 UTC
Type: Bug

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These are the dependencies of libgfortran that are holding up the install of gcc8 (5.67 KB, text/plain)
2018-02-20 21:33 UTC, stan
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Description stan 2018-02-20 21:24:12 UTC
Description of problem:
After the recent logjam in rawhide, the updates that installed included the latest annobin.  gcc8 was held back because of libgfortran dependencies on the old version, so still at gcc 7.3.  Last night I tried to compile a src.rpm and it failed with an unable to generate C++ code.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Name        : annobin
Version     : 3.4
Release     : 1.fc28
Architecture: x86_64

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  download the pan src.rpm
2.  make sure that gcc is 7.3 and annobin is 3.4
3.  run rpmbuild -bb pan.spec (in ~/rpmbuild/SPECS)

Actual results:

configure:3410: checking whether the C++ compiler works
configure:3432: g++ -O2 -g -pipe -Wall -Werror=format-security -Wp,-D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2 -Wp,-D_GLIBCXX_ASSERTIONS -fexceptions -fstack-protector-strong -grecord-gcc-switches -specs=/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/redhat-hardened-cc1 -specs=/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/redhat-annobin-cc1 -m64 -mtune=generic -fasynchronous-unwind-tables -fstack-clash-protection  -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,defs -specs=/usr/lib/rpm/redhat/redhat-hardened-ld conftest.cpp  >&5
cc1plus: fatal error: inaccessible plugin file /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/7/plugin/annobin.so expanded from short plugin name annobin: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.

configure: error: in `/home/stan/rpmbuild/BUILD/pan-0.144':
configure: error: C++ compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.5zVka0 (%build)
    Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.5zVka0 (%build)

Expected results:
Successful build.

Additional info:
Shouldn't there be some kind of link between annobin and gcc so this doesn't happen?  The library that annobin looked for in 7 is there under 8.

Comment 1 stan 2018-02-20 21:33:36 UTC
Created attachment 1398453 [details]
These are the dependencies of libgfortran that are holding up the install of gcc8

Comment 2 Nick Clifton 2018-02-22 11:36:43 UTC
Hi Stan,

> Shouldn't there be some kind of link between annobin and gcc so this 
> doesn't happen?

  Exactly right.  But I do not know how to encode this requirement in a
  spec file.  The annobin package can be built with any (recent) version
  of gcc, but it must be installed alongside whichever version was used
  to build it.  What I assume is needed is something like this in the 
  annobin.spec file:

   InstallRequires: BuildGCC

  But I am not sufficiently proficient with spec file syntax to know how 
  to write this properly. :-(  I will try asking around and see if I can
  find someone who knows how to do this.


Comment 3 stan 2018-02-22 17:37:44 UTC
Thanks.  I'm not proficient in spec-ese, though what you are saying sounds right.

I downloaded the version of annobin built for gcc 7.3 (3.1.3) from koji, and downgraded using 
dnf -C downgrade [annobin-3.1.3 rpm] 
and it is now working.

I'll exclude it until the dependencies holding up the install of gcc 8 are updated.

Comment 4 Nick Clifton 2018-02-23 11:07:06 UTC
Thanks to a suggestion from Florian Weimer, I have been able to update the
annobin.spec file so that it now requires a specific version of gcc.  This 
should stop the problem from happening again in the future.

Comment 5 Ben Cotton 2019-05-02 22:00:35 UTC
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