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From: Maxim Yegorushkin (e-maxim_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-03-24 08:28:22

On Thu, 24 Mar 2005 15:38:09 +0300, Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> wrote:

> Maxim Yegorushkin wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I upgraded today to boost-1.32.0-5.fc3.i386.rpm and my projects stoped
>> linking complaining about undefined
>> reference to `init_unit_test_suite(int, char**)'.
> I think the standard approach when using packages is to report the bug to
> the package maintainer. In particular, nobody but him know what
> version/CVS
> date that package corresponds too.


>> I'm not a linker expert
>> but it seems like libboost_unit_test_framework library does not have a
>> weak symbol init_unit_test_suite anymore. I had to rollback to
>> boost-1.32.0-3.i386.rpm.
> Why should unit_test_framework define such a symbol? Especially 'weak'?
> If
> you link to libboost_unit_test_framework you are supposed to provide
> init_unit_test_suite function in your application, no? Do you provide
> one?
> For details, here's output from 'readelf -W -a <>' where
> the
> lib is produced with Boost.Build V2:
> _Z20init_unit_test_suiteiPPc
> The symbol is underfined, not weak. And I get no link error for
> test/example/unit_test_example1.

I'm now pretty much sure I diagnosed the problem wrong (regarding the weak
symbol). Thanks for the elaboration.

Maxim Yegorushkin

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