Linking problems

Andre Oliveira da Costa
Wed Jan 26 04:31:00 GMT 2000

Hi to all,

I've been experiencing some occasional problems with the linking phase of my
builds, for no apparent reason. It shows up with this message:

collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

First time I remember seeing this was when I tried to compile version 5.4 of
unzip ( ). Version 5.32
compiles and links successfully. Then I had it again yesterday, compiling
POSLIB 1.1, a POSIX binding for the Lua language
( and ). Today, I see a message
from Gunnar Norling [ ] stating that he's
facing the same problems, with a different application (wget) and a snapshot
more recent than mine.

Is this a knwon bug with gcc/ld? Are there any patches or workarounds

My configuration is:

[ /tmp/poslib ] uname -a
CYGWIN_NT-4.0 COSTA   22.0(0.16/3/2) 1999-11-23 09:38:16 i586 unknown

[ /tmp/poslib ] gcc -v
Reading specs from
gcc version 2.95.2 19991024 (release)

[ /tmp/poslib ] ld -v
GNU ld version 2.9.4 (with BFD 2.9.4)

Any help would be much appreciated.

Best regards,

André Oliveira da Costa

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