Failed linking gettext-0.18

Markus Moeller
Sat Aug 7 13:11:00 GMT 2010

"Charles Wilson" <> wrote in message
> On 8/6/2010 4:20 AM, Markus Moeller wrote:
>> Can you tell me what the error means and what I can do to fix it ?
>> Thank you
>> Markus
>> "Charles Wilson" <> wrote in message
> PCYMTNQREAIYR -----^^^^^^^^^^^^
> And please don't top-post:
> A: Yes.
> > Q: Are you sure?
> >>A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
> >>>Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?
> It's complicated.  The upstream maintainer of gettext REALLY dislikes a 
> mechanism used for symbol resolution by the GNU toolchain (gcc/ld) with 
> DLLs on mingw and cygwin: "auto-import".  So, he arranges that gettext is 
> always compiled with --disable-auto-import.
> However, recent versions of g++'s runtime library, libstdc++, ITSELF, 
> require auto-import when linking IIUC.  Hence, boom.
> I'm not sure this is easily fixed.  IF I am correct, there are two 
> options: (1) teach g++ how to build a libstdc++ DLL that exports symbols 
> "properly" rather than requiring auto-import.  This depends on a new 
> cygwin g++ compiler I think.  OR, (2) override the build procedure for 
> gettext to ensure that --enable-auto-import is provided on every link 
> command, AFTER the "default" gettext setting of --disable-auto-import.
> IIRC, just setting LDFLAGS before configuring won't do it, because Bruno 
> *deliberately* arranged things to make overriding his desired auto-import 
> behavior difficult.

I just replaced disable-auto-import in configure and rerun with no change 
(see gcc -std=gnu99 -g -O2 -Wl,--enable-auto-import ...).

        gcc -std=gnu99 -DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/share/locale\" -DBISON_LOCALEDIR=\"\" 
 -DLOCALE_ALIAS_PATH=\"/usr/share/locale\" -DUSEJAVA=
0 -DUSEJEXE=0 -DGETTEXTJEXEDIR=\"/usr/lib/gettext\" -DGETTEXTJAR=\"/usr/share/gettext/gettext.jar\" 
 -DLIBDIR=\"/usr/lib\" -DGETTEXTD
ATADIR=\"/usr/share/gettext\" -DPROJECTSDIR=\"/usr/share/gettext/projects\"  
-DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I..  -I. -I. -I.. -I.. -I../libgrep
 -I../gnulib-lib -I../gnulib-lib -I../intl -I../../gettext-runtime/intl -DINSTALLDIR=\"/usr/bin\" 
   -g -O2 -c -o msgcmp-msgl-fsearch
.o `test -f 'msgl-fsearch.c' || echo './'`msgl-fsearch.c
windres `/bin/sh ../../windows/windres-options --escape 0.18.1` -i 
../../windows/gettext.rc -o gettext.res --output-format=coff
/bin/sh ../libtool  --tag=CC   --mode=link 
cc -std=gnu99  -g -O2  -Wl,--enable-auto-import -o msgcmp.exe 
msgcmp-msgcmp.o msgcmp-msg
l-fsearch.o   gettext.res
libtool: link: gcc -std=gnu99 -g -O2 -Wl,--enable-auto-import -o 
.libs/msgcmp.exe msgcmp-msgcmp.o msgcmp-msgl-fsearch.o gettext.res
 ./.libs/libgettextsrc.dll.a -L/usr/lib 
bcroco-0.6.dll.a /usr/lib/libglib-2.0.dll.a /usr/lib/libpcre.dll.a 
/usr/lib/libintl.dll.a /usr/lib/libxml2.dll.a -lz /usr/lib/libncu
/usr/lib/libiconv.dll.a /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/
4.3.4/libstdc++.dll.a -L/usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/4.3.4
      3 [main] ld 8344 sig_send: wait for sig_complete event failed, signal 
6, rc 258, Win32 error 0
collect2: ld terminated with signal 6 [Aborted]
/usr/lib/libintl.dll.a(d000050.o): illegal symbol index 1633970
478 in relocs
make[4]: *** [msgcmp.exe] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/markus/gettext-'
make[3]: *** [all] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/markus/gettext-'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/markus/gettext-'
make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/markus/gettext-'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1


> --
> Chuck

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