Bug 20670 - libtermcap.so from libtermcap-devel-2.0.8-25 doesn4t export any symbols
libtermcap.so from libtermcap-devel-2.0.8-25 doesn4t export any symbols
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: libtermcap (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Petr Raszyk
Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-11-10 22:08 EST by Fritz Elfert
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:42 EST (History)
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Fixed In Version: libtermcap 2.0.8 Release 42.1
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Last Closed: 2005-12-19 09:40:32 EST
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Description Fritz Elfert 2000-11-10 22:08:59 EST
Some users of my plptools package (http://plptools.sourceforge.net)
complain that this is not compilable under RH 7.0. It uses GNU readline
which in turn usually needs libtermcap
for some termcap stuff. On RH7.0, libtermcap.so doesn4t export any symbols
?! (Try a nm and you4ll see yourself.) Resulting from that, libreadline
doesn4t depend on libtermcap and therefore linkage fails. On my older RH
system, nm libtermcap exports among others
the symbols BC, PC and UP which are needed by libreadline and also a ldd
shows correct depencies. On RH7.0 ldd libreadline.so only lists libc and

Comment 1 Petr Raszyk 2005-12-19 09:40:32 EST
In current release (libtermcap-2.0.8, FEDORA CORE)
libtermcap defines and exports BC, PC and UP.
It does not set a value of these 'globals'.

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