can't resolve symbols...

System Administration root at vortex.com
Tue Nov 2 05:31:00 UTC 1999


Hi.  Well, I've spent the last week trying to track down a runtime
problem with the latest INN, so far with no luck, and no suggestions
from Usenet that made any difference.

I'm building on a Linux 2.0.34 system that has routinely built and
installed most other packages.  The initial problem with INN
(2.2.1) was with configure... the three tests for int/long/short
lengths all failed in this manner:

checking size of int... cat: conftestval: No such file or directory

./configure.sav: test: =: unary operator expected
checking size of long... cat: conftestval: No such file or directory

./configure.sav: test: =: unary operator expected
checking size of short... cat: conftestval: No such file or directory

./configure.sav: test: =: unary operator expected
configure: error: No 32bits integer available!


I ultimately wired in the proper values (4, 4, 2), which caused
configure to finish properly.  Compilation and installation of INN
then proceeded smoothly (or seemed to) except for a couple of
conflicting include files that I commented out--no big deal.

After compilation and installation, I discovered that most of the
programs would not run.  They fail with a runtime (library) problem
I've never seen before, of the form (for example, with makehistory):

makehistory: can't resolve symbol '_nl_msg_cat_cntr'
makehistory: can't resolve symbol '_libc_intl_domainname'

Most of the executables get this same runtime error, referencing
these same two symbols.

I can't find these symbols.  I don't know where they're being
referenced (internal to libaries?) or how to get around this.
I haven't had this problem with any other packages, nor have I been
able to successfully find the correct options to try build
a static version of the INN programs that might run, or at least
help me track down the reason for this problem.

Any clues appreciated!  Thanks very much.

--Lauren--
Lauren Weinstein
lauren at vortex.com
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