very odd linker error GCC ld 3.4.6

Thu Nov 16 19:35:00 GMT 2006

Hi Dave,

Good spot.  I did need to refresh my memory there, thanks.

Now I checked the function in the library where it is defined
and it still comes up with a U beside it. This is extremely
odd since the compiler succeeds and makes no complaints about
the function.  It's a small, simple C function.  Most odd.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Dave Korn [] 
> Sent: 16 November 2006 19:15
> Subject: RE: very odd linker error GCC ld 3.4.6
> On 16 November 2006 18:09, CARTER-HITCHIN, David, GBM wrote:
> > What is very odd about this is that this symbol is in the 
> so and we haven't
> > changed that in quite a while:
> > 
> > [lon3332xus]-> nm 
> ../lib/solaris_gcc_nonopt/ | grep
> > independent_valid>
> >          U _Z37ramore_internals_independent_validatei
>   That's not the .so defining the symbol.  That's the .so 
> having an undefined
> reference to the symbol that needs to be filled in from 
> somewhere else.
> Refresh your memory of the 'nm' manual page for a guide to 
> what all the
> letters mean.
>     cheers,
>       DaveK
> -- 
> Can't think of a witty .sigline today....

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