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Date: Thu, 23 Feb 2012 02:27:55 +0100 (CET)
From: Pavel Kankovsky <>
Subject: Re: glibc update: rpm && coreutils

On Thu, 16 Feb 2012, Vasiliy Kulikov wrote:

> I'm trying to fix all our software that fails to build with glibc 2.14.1.
> Only two packages left: rpm and coreutils.
> 1) As for rpm, the error log is as follows:
> gcc -g -O2 -D_GNU_SOURCE -D_REENTRANT -Wall -Wpointer-arith
> -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wno-char-subscripts -o
> .libs/rpmcache rpmcache.o ../rpmio/.libs/ -lrt -lpthread
> -L/usr/src/world/rpm-work-1/BUILD/rpm-4.2/zlib -L/usr/local/lib -lbz2
> rpmcache.o: In function `cmpItem':
> /usr/src/world/rpm-work-1/BUILD/rpm-4.2/tools/rpmcache.c:70: undefined
> reference to `rpmdsN'
> [...]
> in, but probably there is a more simple way to fix that?
> The fix in upstream is:

They blame the breakage on "binutils-gold" (the new implementation of ld
introduced in March 2008) setting --no-add-needed by default rather than
on glibc.

Pavel Kankovsky aka Peak                          / Jeremiah 9:21        \
"For death is come up into our MS Windows(tm)..." \ 21st century edition /

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