Bug 171956 - Unable to link Oracle 10G R2
Unable to link Oracle 10G R2
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: binutils (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Jakub Jelinek
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Reported: 2005-10-28 03:25 EDT by Iustin Pop
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-08-08 09:27:13 EDT
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Description Iustin Pop 2005-10-28 03:25:14 EDT
Description of problem:
Cannot link Oracle 10G R2 on x86_64. It seems to be a problem with the linker.

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How reproducible:
Install Oracle 10G R2. At link time, it fails with:
INFO: /usr/bin/gcc -o libsrvm10.so -u
Java_oracle_ops_mgmt_nativesystem_Native_getEnvironment -u
Java_oracle_ops_mgmt_nativesystem_Native_getRDBMSVersion -u
Java_oracle_ops_mgmt_nativesystem_UnixNative_startDaemon -u
Java_oracle_ops_mgmt_nativesystem_UnixNative_validateRawDevice -u
Java_oracle_ops_mgmt_nativesystem_UnixNative_getOracleGroup -u
Java_oracle_ops_mgmt_nativesystem_UnixNative_getEffectiveGroup -h
libsrvm10.so -shared /orasapp/product/
-L/orasapp/product/ -L/or
INFO: asapp/product/ -L/orasapp/product/
/orasapp/product/ -ldl -lm -lpthread -lnsl
-lirc -Wl,-rpath,/orasapp/product/ -lm -ldl -lm -lpthread
-lnsl -lirc -lm -lm -L/orasapp/product/

INFO: gcc: unrecognized option `-h'

INFO: usr/bin/ld:
/orasapp/product/ relocation
R_X86_64_PC32 against `_memcpy_mem_ops_method' can not be used when
making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
/usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Bad value
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Here, the -h unrecognized option is harmless. Even without it, it fails. From
what I've searched on the net, it seems that it is a bug in binutils, which has
been fixed in 2.15.94. I found the bug
http://sources.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=679 which shows a similar

Could we please have a confirmation that this is the problem, and if so, a
patched binutils?

Iustin Pop
Comment 2 Per Steinar Iversen 2006-01-20 09:47:59 EST
I encountered this problems today on AS4 U2. The solution was to add the patch
from http://sources.redhat.com/ml/binutils/2005-01/msg00232.html to the binutils
src-rpm and rebuild. Oracle then installed without problems and seems to be working.
Comment 3 Iustin Pop 2006-01-20 10:08:04 EST
FYI, Oracle provides an pached (and slightly older) version of binutils, which
works as expected.

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