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Bug 276571 - dev-libs/libmemcache: fails with undefined symbols w/ forced --as-needed
Summary: dev-libs/libmemcache: fails with undefined symbols w/ forced --as-needed
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High QA (vote)
Assignee: Robin Johnson
Depends on:
Blocks: as-needed 327725
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Reported: 2009-07-05 11:59 UTC by Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-07-10 20:43 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

fix "undefined reference" errors due to symbols not being exported (libmemcache-inline-symbols.patch,1.53 KB, patch)
2009-08-12 21:38 UTC, Ștefan Talpalaru
Details | Diff
libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-inline.patch (libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-inline.patch,2.16 KB, patch)
2010-04-22 04:50 UTC, Ryan Hill (RETIRED)
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Description Diego Elio Pettenò (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2009-07-05 11:59:14 UTC
I'm reporting this bug because the package in summary fails to build when forcing --as-needed on through spec files (check out for details).

Please note that this bug _might_ apply to -Wl,--as-needed in LDFLAGS as well; in both cases it should be fixed. Also, if this is due to the package in question not respecting user-defined LDFLAGS, you should get to fix that too.

Check the attached build log.


configure:12417: i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -o conftest -O2 -pipe  -Wl,-O1 conftest.c -lmemcache  -ldl  >&5
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.4.0/../../../ undefined reference to `mcm_buf_len'
/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-linux-gnu/4.4.0/../../../ undefined reference to `mcm_buf_remain_off'
Comment 1 Ștefan Talpalaru 2009-08-12 21:38:06 UTC
Created attachment 201084 [details, diff]
fix "undefined reference" errors due to symbols not being exported

The problem is not related to --as-needed. Some functions have the 'inline' keyword both in the header and in the function definition and gcc ends up not creating the symbol at all in the final library leading to link time errors (at least gcc-4.4.1 which is what I'm using).

The solution is to simply remove 'inline' from the header. The attached patch was tested by adding 'epatch "${FILESDIR}/${PN}-inline-symbols.patch"' to the end of src_unpack().
Comment 2 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-03-06 20:36:06 UTC
Exactly what version is failing here? I've just emerged libmemcache-1.4.0.rc2 from ~arch without any need for patch w/ GCC 4.4.3
Comment 3 Robin Johnson archtester Gentoo Infrastructure gentoo-dev Security 2010-03-24 22:07:16 UTC
I can't reproduce either.
Comment 4 Ryan Hill (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-04-22 04:38:40 UTC
i can here:

libtool: compile:  x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I../include -std=c99 -O2 -march=native -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -Wall -pipe -Wpacked -Wdisabled-optimization -MT buffer.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/buffer.Tpo -c buffer.c  -fPIC -DPIC -o .libs/buffer.o
memcache.c:45:2: warning: #warning "Working around busted-ass Linux header include problems: use FreeBSD instead"
memcache.c:46:2: warning: #warning " - you won't regret it"
memcache.c:283:11: warning: 'mcGlobalCtxt' is static but used in inline function 'mc_global_ctxt' which is not static
../include/memcache/buffer.h:73:15: warning: inline function 'mcm_buf_remain_off' declared but never defined
../include/memcache/buffer.h:72:15: warning: inline function 'mcm_buf_remain' declared but never defined
../include/memcache/buffer.h:66:18: warning: inline function 'mcm_buf_len' declared but never defined
../include/memcache/buffer.h:73:15: warning: inline function 'mcm_buf_remain_off' declared but never defined
../include/memcache/buffer.h:72:15: warning: inline function 'mcm_buf_remain' declared but never defined
../include/memcache/buffer.h:66:18: warning: inline function 'mcm_buf_len' declared but never defined

libtool: compile:  x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I.. -I../include -std=c99 -O2 -march=native -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -Wall -pipe -Wpacked -Wdisabled-optimization -MT memcache.lo -MD -MP -MF .deps/memcache.Tpo -c memcache.c -o memcache.o >/dev/null 2>&1
../include/memcache.h:926:30: warning: inline function 'mc_global_ctxt' declared but never defined
../include/memcache.h:926:30: warning: inline function 'mc_global_ctxt' declared but never defined

which ends up causing:

libtool: link: x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu-gcc -std=c99 -O2 -march=native -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -Wall -pipe -Wpacked -Wdisabled-optimization -Wl,-O1 -o .libs/benchmark benchmark.o  -L/var/tmp/portage/dev-libs/libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-r1/work/libmemcache-1.4.0.rc2/src /var/tmp/portage/dev-libs/libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-r1/work/libmemcache-1.4.0.rc2/src/.libs/
/var/tmp/portage/dev-libs/libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-r1/work/libmemcache-1.4.0.rc2/src/.libs/ undefined reference to `mcm_buf_len'
/var/tmp/portage/dev-libs/libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-r1/work/libmemcache-1.4.0.rc2/src/.libs/ undefined reference to `mcm_buf_remain_off'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Comment 5 Ryan Hill (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-04-22 04:50:17 UTC
Created attachment 228685 [details, diff]
Comment 6 Ryan Hill (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-04-22 04:50:48 UTC
Portage 2.2_rc67 (default/linux/amd64/10.0/developer, gcc-4.5.1-pre9999, glibc-2.11-r1, 2.6.33-gentoo-r1 x86_64)
System uname: Linux-2.6.33-gentoo-r1-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-2_Duo_CPU_T9300_@_2.50GHz-with-gentoo-2.0.1
Timestamp of tree: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 01:30:01 +0000
ccache version 3.0pre0 [enabled]
app-shells/bash:     4.1_p5
dev-java/java-config: 2.1.10
dev-lang/python:     2.5.4-r4, 2.6.5-r1, 3.1.2-r2
dev-util/ccache:     3.0_pre0
dev-util/cmake:      2.8.1-r1
sys-apps/baselayout: 2.0.1
sys-apps/openrc:     0.6.1-r1
sys-apps/sandbox:    2.2
sys-devel/autoconf:  2.13, 2.65
sys-devel/automake:  1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.1
sys-devel/binutils:  2.20.1
sys-devel/gcc:       4.3.4, 4.4.3, 4.4.4_pre9999, 4.5.1_pre9999
sys-devel/gcc-config: 1.4.1
sys-devel/libtool:   2.2.6b
virtual/os-headers:  2.6.33
ACCEPT_KEYWORDS="amd64 ~amd64"
CFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/X11/xkb /usr/share/config"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/env.d/java/ /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf /etc/gentoo-release /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/terminfo /etc/texmf/language.dat.d /etc/texmf/language.def.d /etc/texmf/updmap.d /etc/texmf/web2c"
CXXFLAGS="-O2 -march=native -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests ccache cvs distlocks fixpackages multilib-strict news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms sign split-log splitdebug strict test test-fail-continue unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync"
LINGUAS="en en_US"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --compress --force --whole-file --delete --stats --timeout=180 --exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/home/dirtyepic/svn/gcc-porting /home/dirtyepic/svn/toolchain /home/dirtyepic/svn/dirtyepic /home/dirtyepic/overlay"
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Comment 7 Ryan Hill (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-04-22 04:52:02 UTC
with gcc-4.4.2 it fails during configure as Diego reported.
Comment 8 Samuli Suominen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-07-10 20:21:41 UTC
reproduced, this time with gcc-4.5.0

+  10 Jul 2010; Samuli Suominen <>
+  libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-r1.ebuild,
+  +files/libmemcache-1.4.0_rc2-inline.patch:
+  Export required symbols wrt #276571 by Ryan Hill.