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Bug 70199 - net-snmp links to libelf
net-snmp links to libelf
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: net-snmp (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Phil Knirsch
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Blocks: 67218 79579
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Reported: 2002-07-30 20:00 EDT by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2015-03-04 20:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-12-17 06:39:27 EST
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Description Owen Taylor 2002-07-30 20:00:44 EDT
net-snmp checks for libelf in its configure script and links to it.

The apparent reason for this is that it wants to to use libelf
to poke around in /dev/kmem on some non-Linux systems.
Comment 1 Brent Nordquist 2002-12-06 19:29:46 EST
Release -6 of the RPM has a patch from Florian that says it prevents the build
from trying to use -lelf (it replaces it with -llelf, which I guess is supposed
to make -lelf not found during configure).  However, during the build, it still
links with -lelf in the last step, which will fail if libelf-devel is not
installed (see bug 76086).  I think either 76086 needs to be implemented (so
libelf-devel is properly required during build), or this one should be
implemented (so libelf is truly not needed).
Comment 2 Phil Knirsch 2002-12-17 06:39:27 EST
Fixed in net-snmp-5.0.6-9 rawhide build.

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