Due to misconfigured compilation options the sgvalib package that comes
with 7.0 seems to be broken when compiling apps with svgalib support. The
result of the problem is that linking
of programs with -lvga included cause ld to exit complaining
/usr/lib/libvga.so.1 contains undefined references to __global_sti
I noticed this trying to compile a couple things so I tried uninstalling
the svgalib and svgalib-devel packages and tried rebuilding from the source
RPM. Building subsequently failed because ld was unable to find -lvga when
linking some stuff. This tells me that if I had an older version of
svgalib installed it would use that to link the utils that come with
svgalib and could break a new install svgalib. My assumption is that when
the svgalib packages that come with Red Hat 7.0 were built on a system
containing an older install of svgalib and this caused the package breakage
I am experiencing. After applying the following patch I was able to
rebuild svgalib packages, install them, and the linking problem went away.
--- svgalib-1.4.1/utils/Makefile.stan Tue Oct 24 20:55:46 2000
+++ svgalib-1.4.1/utils/Makefile Tue Oct 24 20:59:54 2000
@@ -16,6 +16,9 @@
CFLAGS = $(WARN) $(OPTIMIZE) -I../include
#Use the next one for the Alpha/AXP if you need it
#LDFLAGS = -L../staticlib
+#This seems to be needed for linking when svgalib package is not already
+LDFLAGS = -L../sharedlib
LIBS = -lvga -lm
*** Bug 19733 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
It's fixed in svgalib-1.4.1-12.
*** Bug 19869 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The updated svgalib-1.4.1-12 seems not to have reached rawhide.redhat.com.
As of 30-10-2000, only svgalib-1.4.1-11 can be reached there.
Was fixed in an errata no in rawhide. This should be changed to Resolution:
ERRATA as it is accurate whereas RAWHIDE is not. The URL Of the updated
packages for 7.0 English is: