Build + test problems on OpenSolaris (aka Solaris 11)
Dr. David Kirkby
david.kirkby at onetel.net
Sun Nov 1 16:14:58 CET 2009
I'm trying to build gnutls-2.8.4 on a Sun Ultra 27 running OpenSolaris (aka
Solaris 11). The Ultra 27 has 3.333 GHz Quad core Intel Xeon processor, so is
*not* one of Sun's SPARC processors.
I'm using gcc 3.4.3.
First gnutils-2.8.4 would not build at all, but would give this error message:
Undefined first referenced
symbol in file
inet_ntop ex-serv1.o (symbol belongs to implicit
ld: fatal: symbol referencing errors. No output written to ex-serv1
A web search found someone else having the exact same problem on Solaris 10 (not
A look in the man page for inet_ntop showed:
cc [ flag... ] file... -lsocket -lnsl [ library... ]
so I tried to configure again, this time adding the 'nsl' library.
$ ./configure 'LIBS=-lnsl'
That worked, and the code built ok. But it fails one test.
|<2>| ASSERT: mpi.c:620
|<2>| ASSERT: dn.c:1210
Verifying...sh: line 10: 18564: Memory fault(coredump)
1 of 35 tests failed
Please report to bug-gnutls at gnu.org
I noticed someone else had a problem on Solaris with a test failure, which was
resolved by changing HUGE_VAL to HUGE, but this was thought to be a compiler bug.
I do not want to waste your time on this test failures until I have verified it
with a recent version of gcc.
But the requirement to add the library does seem to be necessary with Solaris on
x86 platforms. I think it is x86, rather than Solaris 10 vs 11, as the post
above shows problems with Solaris 10 on x86, but I know Solaris 10 on SPARC has
presented no such issue.
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