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From: Juergen Hunold (juergen.hunold_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-27 17:00:40

On Wednesday 27 August 2008 21:53:53 David Abrahams wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been trying to run the Boost 1.35.0 tests with GCC on Suse Linux
> Enterprise Server 10/AMD64, and there are some failures that indicate we
> got something wrong somewhere.

Wow. Thats old ;-))

> /usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-suse-linux/4.1.0/../../../../x86_64-suse-linux/bin/ld
>: /zorak/sles/build/boost/bin.v2/libs/statechart/test/gcc-4.1.0/release/
> link-static/LibTestNormalLibTuTest.o:
> relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a local symbol' can not be used when
> making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> I assume that there's something wrong with what Boost.Build is doing
> here, but I'm at a loss as to how it might be fixed.

Well, x86_64 gcc targets sometimes requires -fPIC even for static builds. So
add <cxxflags>-fPIC to your user config jam or the Jamfile for Boost.StateChart.
And do a full (!) recompile.

This has been fixed on trunk and 1.36.0. Note that command line arguments will
not work due to a BB bug.
There should be some mails on the list archives about this issue, too.

Hope this helps,



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