Problem building koffice on an 64bit opensuse 11.0

Michael Jansen kde at
Wed Sep 10 02:36:47 CEST 2008

(Sent that before but with my other non subscribed account. seems like it 
didn't get through so here once again. sorry if double posting. )

I hate to say it but it is probably a good idea to ignore my ramblings in such 
cases for some days. 

I think i completely understand the problem now.

We use --fatal-warnings which means that warning "skipping incompatible 
/usr/lib/ when searching for -lGL" becomes an error and the linker 
stops. If i remove that it links successfully.

So the questions is who triggers the warning? The problems is GraphicsMagicks 
pkgconfig file. The package i have installed here has the following snippet on 
the Libs line: "-l/usr/lib64 -l/usr/lib -l/usr/lib64 -l/usr/lib". This is 
absolutely unnecessary because the linker would use the correct directory 
anyway. So here is the first bug imho.

pkgconfig tries to help and removes the two "-l/usr/lib64" arguments because 
this is the "system lib dir" and it is pointless to provide it. You can see 
that with "pkg-config GraphicsMagick --debug --libs". It removes one of the "-
l/usr/lib" too because it's provided two times. I think we could say this is 
bug number 2. it should remove /usr/lib on 64 bit systems and /usr/lib64 on 32 
bit systems when it find them. Is there any chance you link against libs from 
/usr/lib on a 64 bit system or vice versa?

So the "-l/usr/lib" finds its way into the linker command and i get my error.

I just fixed the GraphicsMagick.pc file and everything compiles smoothly. 
Anyone an idea where to file a bug? With opensuse or GraphicsMagick?


On Tuesday 09 September 2008 00:11:25 Dirk Mueller wrote:
> On Friday 05 September 2008, Michael Jansen wrote:
> > Since some time i have a link failure when compiling koffice.
> which koffice is that? I've been building it just fine on 64bit opensuse
> 11.0 (from svn trunk)
> > The problem is that cmake correctly find the opengl lib under
> > /usr/lib64/ The message from cmake and CMakeCache.txt both show
> > this path. All Makefiles are correct too. For some unknown reason the
> > link.txt and relink.txt files contain -lGL instead. That fails because
> > /usr/lib64 is not added with - L .
> Do you have Mesa-devel installed from x86_64? it looks like you're either
> missing Mesa-devel or you have the Mesa-devel-32bit installed. can you
> paste rpm -qa Mesa\* please?
> Thanks,
> Dirk
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