libsuitesparse-dev and related packages should be compiled with -fPIC option

Bug #1333214 reported by Budo Zindovic on 2014-06-23
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suitesparse (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

libsuitesparse-dev and related packages should be compiled with -fPIC option. Using libraries installed with package manager, produces following issue when compiling:

/usr/bin/ld: /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-linux-gnu/4.8/../../../x86_64-linux-gnu/libsuitesparseconfig.a(SuiteSparse_config.o): relocation R_X86_64_PC32 against undefined symbol `malloc@@GLIBC_2.2.5' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC

The same issue was filed for Debian ( two years ago but wasn't triaged.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: libsuitesparse-dev 1:4.2.1-3ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-29.53-generic
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-29-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
CurrentDesktop: GNOME
Date: Mon Jun 23 13:31:08 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-04-22 (62 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-GNOME 14.04 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140416.2)
SourcePackage: suitesparse
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Budo Zindovic (bzindovic) wrote :
Budo Zindovic (bzindovic) wrote :

I've added a fix to official libraries and packaged it in my ppa. To install libraries with a fix of this bug for Ubuntu Trusty, do the following:

1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bzindovic/suitesparse-bugfix-1319687
2. sudo apt-get update
3. sudo apt-get upgrade

I hope it will be resolved in the official package.

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