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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-08-27 21:51:00

on Wed Aug 27 2008, Juergen Hunold <> wrote:

> 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.

-a cxxflags=-fPIC on the command line doesn't work. I tried that already.

> This has been fixed on trunk and 1.36.0. Note that command line arguments will
> not work due to a BB bug.

Ooooooh. That explains a lot, thanks.

> There should be some mails on the list archives about this issue, too.

OK, I'd really like to apply the necessary patches. However, the only
one I can identify is:

Can you help?


Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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