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Bug 81366 - prelink: /usr/lib/xscreensaver/pipes: Cannot prelink against non-PIC shared library /usr/lib/
Summary: prelink: /usr/lib/xscreensaver/pipes: Cannot prelink against non-PIC shared l...
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Unspecified (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Linux bug wranglers
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-02-09 06:45 UTC by matthew.cline
Modified: 2005-02-09 06:56 UTC (History)
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Description matthew.cline 2005-02-09 06:45:22 UTC
Prelink fails on the abovementioned library. According to the Gentoo Prelink FAQ, this error occurs when the library was compiled without the -fPIC flag. So, I tried to find out which package the library belonged to:

# ls -l /usr/lib/
lrwxr-xr-x  1 root root 44 Feb  8 22:36 /usr/lib/ ->

# qpkg -v -f /usr/lib/opengl/nvidia/lib/
media-video/nvidia-glx-1.0.6629-r1 *

Well, I don't know if there is any way for either myself of the Gentoo devs to fix this problem, but maybe this issue could be passed upstream to the nvidia devs?

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. emerge nvidia-glx
2. prelink -amvR

Actual Results:  
Prelink finishs successfully, but it cannot prelink any binaries linked to this

Expected Results:  
Prelinked these binaries.
Comment 1 matthew.cline 2005-02-09 06:56:17 UTC
Here is a comment I found on the nvidia support forums:

Seems like nvidia is opposed to releasing a driver compiled with PIC.