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From "Fox, Michael" <>
Subject [mp2] make error (alpha platform) - fails on link - workaround
Date Fri, 06 Jan 2006 00:58:18 GMT

1. I accepted defaults when building perl, which lead to a value of:


as seen when you execute perl -V; looks like this is wrong

2. This value is used in MODPERL_LDOPTS in the Makefile generated in

3. the 'Wl,' construct is not used by the native tru64 compiler/linker, so
this make failed

4. I changed this to a straight "-rpath
/usr/users/dwadmin/perl/lib/5.8.7/alpha-dec_osf/CORE" and it compiled and
linked OK

5. simple programs like ran OK, but others I copied from a mod-perl
version 1 environment failed, eg in the error log:

[Fri Jan 06 11:44:13 2006] [error] Can't load
'/usr/users/dwadmin/perl/lib/site_perl/5.8.7/alpha-dec_osf/auto/APR/Error/Er' for module APR::Error: dlopen:
/usr/users/dwadmin/perl/lib/site_perl/5.8.7/alpha-dec_osf/auto/APR/Error/Err symbol "Perl_newXS" unresolved at
/usr/users/dwadmin/perl/lib/5.8.7/alpha-dec_osf/ line 68.\n at
line 30\nCompilation failed in require at (eval 287) line 1.\n

6. seems like my rpath isn't working, so I added
/usr/users/dwadmin/perl/lib/5.8.7/alpha-dec_osf/CORE to the LD_LIBRARY_PATH
variable and restarted apache

7. everything works now, but there must be a cleaner way to do it

Thanks for your help

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip M. Gollucci []
Sent: Thursday, 05 January 2006 3:12 AM
To: Fox, Michael
Cc: ''
Subject: Re: [mp2] make error (alpha platform) - fails on link

Fox, Michael wrote:
> 1. Problem Description:
>   make fails at last step - link flags seem to be wrong:

> -Wl,-rpath,/usr/users/dwadmin/perl/lib/5.8.7/alpha-dec_osf/CORE
> -L/usr/local/lib
AFAIK, these are coming from Perl's ldflags

Is this something we need to account for in mod_perl2?

Or did the perl on your system get borked somehow ?

You can change this in
grep for ldflags

>   Dynamic Linking:
>     dlsrc=dl_dlopen.xs, dlext=so, d_dlsymun=undef, ccdlflags='
> -Wl,-rpath,/usr/users/dwadmin/perl/lib/5.8.7/alpha-dec_osf/CORE'
>     cccdlflags=' ', lddlflags='-shared -expect_unresolved "*" -O4 -msym
> -s -L/usr/local/lib'


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