[blfs-dev] Stunnel-5.10 configure: problem with ld from Binutils-2.24

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sun Jan 25 14:36:34 PST 2015


Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Le 25/01/2015 18:31, Fernando de Oliveira a écrit :
>> I am almost ready to close ticket #6058:
>>
>> stunnel-5.10
>>
>> http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/ticket/6058#comment:2
>>
>> There was a problem, now solved, but I need more info, because it may
>> not happen in all (B)LFS systems, perhaps only in those with
>> Binutils-2.24. LFS-svn is now using Binutils-2.25.
>>
>> In the following, I describe with more detail the error, how to test if
>> your system has the problem, a patch for Binutils-2.24. I also ask for
>> some info in more detail.
>>
>> Thanks in advance for the collaboration.
>>
>> Configure error:
>>
>> {{{
>> checking for objdir... .libs
>> checking if gcc supports -fno-rtti -fno-exceptions... no
>> checking for gcc option to produce PIC... -fPIC -DPIC
>> checking if gcc PIC flag -fPIC -DPIC works... yes
>> checking if gcc static flag -static works... *** Error in `/usr/bin/ld':
>> corrupted double-linked list: 0x08a277a0 ***
>> }}}
>>
>> This error is well known:
>>
>> https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=16428
>>
>> Can be easily reproduced:
>>
>> $ cat > conftest.c << "EOF"
>> int main() { return 0; }
>> EOF
>> $ gcc -fPIE -pie -static conftest.c
>> *** Error in `/usr/bin/ld': corrupted double-linked list: 0x09ce5488 ***
>>
>> Problem is the use of "-pie -static". They seem to be incompatible with
>> each other.
>>
>> Back to stunnel, found at config.log:
>> $ grep pie config.log | grep static
>> LDFLAGS=' -fPIE -pie -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now -Wl,-z,noexecstack -static'
>>
>> After some search, I found the part of configure that performs the
>> "static flag" test. We encourage to disable static, so, this test is not
>> important for BLFS. I disabled it:
>>
>> sed -i '10542,10567s/^/# /' configure
>>
>> Problem is gone and installed package works fine!!!
>>
>> After some reading, I understand that the problem is not with
>> Stunnel-5.10, but with Binutils-2.24.
>>
>> There is a patch for Binutils to avoid that error:
>>
>> https://sourceware.org/ml/binutils/2014-01/msg00080.html
>>
>> Don't know if this is fixed in Binutils-2.25.
>>
>> The only required dependency for stunnel is OpenSSL, so, it would be
>> appreciated if someone could make the simple test above and also run
>>
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr        \
>>              --sysconfdir=/etc    \
>>              --localstatedir=/var \
>>              --disable-systemd
>>
>> for Stunnel-5.10.
>>
>> For the book, it is necessary to confirm that the problem is really with
>> Binutils-2.24. Also, it is important to know if the problem has gone
>> with Binutils-2.25. These results will be in the updated page.
>>
>> I'm using gcc-4.9.2, i686. Apparently, the problem is architecture
>> independent.
>>
>> Again, any collaboration is welcome and much appreciated.
>>
>> Thanks.
>>
>
> Tested on an i686 VM, gcc-4.9.2, binutils-2.25: everything seems OK (program
> installed but not tested).
>
> The interesting (not so actually) story is with x86_64: the test fails silently:
> ---------------------------
> checking if gcc static flag -static works... no
> checking if gcc supports -c -o file.o... yes
> --------------------------
> Since we do not want static libraries, the package builds fine.

Builds and installs for me on a x86_64 system with binutils-2.25 without 
complaint.  No static library is installed.

My configure log gives the same result as Pierre's.

   -- Bruce




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