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sr #108664: '-z defs' kills shared library build

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Submitted on:  Sat 11 Oct 2014 10:50:35 PM UTC  
 
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Severity:  3 - Normal Status:  Done
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  Colin Watson <cjwatson>
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Mon 22 Jun 2020 08:05:24 PM UTC, comment #1: 

This should be fixed as of https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/man-db.git/commit/?id=c150786d1ff2966406bd052c48ccca874f6749d5 and https://git.savannah.gnu.org/cgit/man-db.git/commit/?id=2519d2ffe769a4059bfe475a092afa40722eb38d (I know the latter includes a specific fix for Darwin, but it should help with this too).

The first version including both these fixes is 2.8.7, released on 2019-08-26.  Let me know if a current version still doesn't work.

Colin Watson <cjwatson>
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Sat 11 Oct 2014 10:50:35 PM UTC, original submission:  

Solaris  8
Studio 11 compiler suite
Solaris linker
man-db-2.7.0.2

The 'configure' script adds "no_undefined_flag=' -z defs'" to 'libtool'  which kills the generation of the shared library when the linker cannot find the symbol 'program_name'.  Unfortunately, gnulib/lib/error.c' references "program_name" which is not defined until the link edit phase of the various executables.  I tried '-z text' but that failed with the undefined symbol 'xt'.

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