Bug 172220 - Compilation fails because of compiler profiling
Summary: Compilation fails because of compiler profiling
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Classification: Red Hat
Component: libxml2   
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Version: 4.0
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Veillard
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Reported: 2005-11-01 18:24 UTC by Patrice Guay
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-11-01 23:00:26 UTC
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Description Patrice Guay 2005-11-01 18:24:00 UTC
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Description of problem:
Compilation of libxml2- on RHEL U2 x86_64 (everything installed) fails with this error message:
/usr/bin/ld: .libs/xmllint: hidden symbol `__gcov_merge_single' in /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/3.4.4/libgcov.a(_gcov_merge_single.o) is referenced by DSO
/usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Nonrepresentable section on output
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[2]: *** [xmllint] Error 1

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpmbuild --rebuild libxml2-2.6.16-6.src.rpm

Actual Results:  Error message (see above)

Expected Results:  libxml2 should rebuild without error.

Additional info:

This behavior could be avoided if compiler profiling specific code is removed from the SPEC file. Doing a simple %configure, make, %makeinstall works.

Comment 1 Daniel Veillard 2005-11-01 23:00:26 UTC
Already done in the version for Fedora Core 5 as well as the libxml.spec.in
present in upstream CVS,


Comment 2 Johnny Hughes 2007-01-26 09:28:06 UTC
Is it really the correct answer to have a known issue building a package that
your customers may need to rebuild for the next 5 years, and it does not build?

I would think that known non-buildable packages should be address and fixed
inside the RHEL4 release set.

Comment 3 Johnny Hughes 2007-01-26 09:41:30 UTC
This bug is also reported in the following CentOS bug:

Comment 4 Daniel Veillard 2007-01-26 10:07:41 UTC
w.r.t #2 this is already fixed internally, maybe you just didn see the update yet,


Comment 5 Eric Moret 2007-01-26 19:22:52 UTC
Is the ftp site the place updates should be pushed? As of this writting, I 
still don't see a libxml2 file in there.


Comment 6 Daniel Veillard 2007-01-27 10:30:26 UTC
It is not out yet ! Just desactivate compiler profiling in the spec file
it's trivial and that's what the Fedora and upstream packages have been doing
for 2 years now, it's not like some secret magic patch is missing !
If  doing that edit scares you, I suggest you simply don't rebuild the RPM
or rebuild the Fedora source RPM, or the associated source RPMs found in


Comment 7 Johnny Hughes 2007-01-27 11:09:11 UTC
That is not the point ... I know how to edit spec files (since I build and
maintain CentOS-4).

However, I don't add NON-Trademark/Logo (technical) items to RHEL packages. 
This needs to fixed in the Enterprise Linux codebase ... it is broken.

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