Bug 600553 - gold doesn't like linking to ncursesw
Summary: gold doesn't like linking to ncursesw
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: binutils
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Nick Clifton
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-05 02:18 UTC by Stu Tomlinson
Modified: 2011-06-13 18:20 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2011-06-13 18:20:17 UTC

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Description Stu Tomlinson 2010-06-05 02:18:31 UTC
Description of problem:
Trying new gold linker to link to ncursesw results in a linker error

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Switch to gold linker:
sudo alternatives --set ld /usr/bin/ld.gold
2. try to build pidgin (finch)
3. fail
Actual results:
make[5]: Entering directory `/home/stu/build/pidgin-mtn/finch/libgnt'
/bin/sh ../../libtool --silent --tag=CC   --mode=link gcc  -g -g -O2 -export-dynamic -version_info 7:2:7 -no-undefined  -o libgnt.la -rpath /usr/local/lib gntmarshal.lo gntwidget.lo gntbindable.lo gntbox.lo gntbutton.lo gntcheckbox.lo gntclipboard.lo gntcolors.lo gntcombobox.lo gntentry.lo gntfilesel.lo gntkeys.lo gntlabel.lo gntline.lo gntmenu.lo gntmenuitem.lo gntmenuitemcheck.lo gntprogressbar.lo gntslider.lo gntstyle.lo gnttextview.lo gnttree.lo gntutils.lo gntwindow.lo gntwm.lo gntws.lo gntmain.lo -pthread -Wl,--export-dynamic -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -lgthread-2.0 -lrt -lglib-2.0   -lncursesw -lpanelw -lxml2   -L/usr/lib/python2.6/config -lpython2.6 -lutil -lpthread -lnsl -lresolv 
/usr/bin/ld: error: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.4/../../../../lib64/libncursesw.so:1:24: syntax error, unexpected '-', expecting STRING or QUOTED_STRING or AS_NEEDED
/usr/bin/ld: error: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.4/../../../../lib64/libncursesw.so: not an object or archive
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Expected results:

Additional info:
$ cat /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-redhat-linux/4.4.4/../../../../lib64/libncursesw.so
INPUT(libncursesw.so.5 -ltinfo)

This may be a ncurses bug, I don't know if the above is valid in a ld script.

Comment 1 Nick Clifton 2010-06-08 12:00:06 UTC
Hi Stu,

  It is a GOLD bug, not an ncurses one.  I have submitted a bug report and possible patch to the GOLD maintainer and if he approves it I will port it into Fedora as well.



Comment 2 Nick Clifton 2010-06-09 15:05:56 UTC
Hi Stu,
  Right - the patch has been accepted into the mainline GOLD sources, so I have also applied it to the binutils rpm.  Please update to the latest release ( for F13, for rawhide) and the problem should be fixed.


Comment 3 Stu Tomlinson 2010-06-09 19:52:46 UTC
Hi Nick,

Thanks for the speedy attention to this bug, I can confirm works for me.



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