FYI: RPM build problem with bind-9.2.3 on ancient RedHat 6 / 7.2 systems

David Terrell dbt at
Mon Feb 16 15:11:44 UTC 2004

On Mon, Feb 16, 2004 at 10:57:09AM -0000, Rule, Ted wrote:
> Further to posting last month relating to building a bind-9.2.3
> RPM on a very old RedHat 6.2 System, I've found that the same
> 	"cannot find -lisc"
> issue arose for building bind-9.2.3 RPMs on an old RedHat 7.2 System.
> As before, creating some fake symlinks for the ISC libraries such as:
> /usr/lib/libdns.a -> /var/tmp/bind-root/usr/lib/libdns.a
> worked round the issue and allowed the RPMs to be built. See below
> for details from the RH6.2 fake up.

The sane way to do this is to add -L${RPM_BUILD_ROOT}/usr/lib to the 
link step of your makefile, probably by setting $LDFLAGS.

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