FTBFS in Natty: undefined reference to symbol 'dlsym@@GLIBC_2.2.5'

Bug #662979 reported by Alex Valavanis on 2010-10-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
inkscape (Debian)
Fix Released
inkscape (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: inkscape

My attempt to build inkscape_0.48.0-1ubuntu1 in a Natty chroot (amd64) failed with the following error:

  CXXLD inkscape
/usr/bin/ld: libinkscape.a(javabind.o): undefined reference to symbol 'dlsym@@GLIBC_2.2.5'
/usr/bin/ld: note: 'dlsym@@GLIBC_2.2.5' is defined in DSO /lib64/libdl.so.2 so try adding it to the linker command line
/lib64/libdl.so.2: could not read symbols: Invalid operation
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

This is probably due to the changes in binutils for Natty/Wheezy <http://wiki.debian.org/ToolChain/DSOLinking> which prevent the automatic resolution of symbols in indirect dependent shared libraries.

Inkscape has already been flagged as potentially having this problem at the following pages:
* http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=554919
* https://wiki.ubuntu.com/RobSavoye/GoldFixes

Is this just a case of adding the following to src/Makefile.am?

libinkscape_a_LIBADD = -ldl

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in inkscape:
importance: Undecided → High
tags: added: build
description: updated
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: Unknown → New
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Added simple patch which seems to fix the bug for me in a local chroot build

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: New → In Progress
assignee: nobody → Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex)
tags: added: patch-forwarded-upstream
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

see <https://bugs.launchpad.net/inkscape/+bug/595872>, comment #6 - maybe adding it in configure.ac instead?

Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Yes, that would be more sensible. I'll update the patch shortly

tags: added: patch-forwarded-debian
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Updated patch as discussed. Still builds fine locally

Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: New → Confirmed
Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) wrote :

Ubuntu fix submitted for sponsorship in bug #645888

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Triaged
assignee: Alex Valavanis (valavanisalex) → nobody
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package inkscape - 0.48.0-1ubuntu2

inkscape (0.48.0-1ubuntu2) natty; urgency=low

  * Bug-fix release (LP: #645888)
  * Added 02-fix-binutils-gold-build-failure.dpatch (LP: #662979)
  * debian/control: No longer suggest ttf-dejavu (LP: #643371)
 -- Alex Valavanis <email address hidden> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 00:53:16 +0100

Changed in inkscape (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
su_v (suv-lp) wrote :

Patch committed by ScislaC
inkscape trunk: r9894
inkscape 0.48.x: r9722

Changed in inkscape:
milestone: none → 0.48.1
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in inkscape:
assignee: nobody → ScislaC (scislac)
tags: added: patch-accepted-upstream
removed: patch-forwarded-upstream
Changed in inkscape (Debian):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
jazzynico (jazzynico) on 2011-03-05
Changed in inkscape:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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