Build error kdebase on amd64 platform: relocation R_X86_64_32S against `a local symbol'

Gabriel C nix.or.die at
Sun May 18 23:21:58 BST 2008

Christian Esken wrote:

> Hello,
> I receive the following error message when building trunk:
> kde at firefly:/SVN/kdebase/obj> make
> Linking CXX shared module ../../../lib/
> /usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-suse-linux/4.2.1/../../../../x86_64-suse-linux/bin/ld: /usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-suse-linux/4.2.1/../../../../lib64/libpci.a(access.o): relocation R_X86_64_32S against `a local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
> /usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-suse-linux/4.2.1/../../../../lib64/libpci.a: could not read symbols: Bad value

> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> make[2]: *** [lib/] Fehler 1
> make[1]: *** [apps/kinfocenter/pci/CMakeFiles/kcm_pci.dir/all] Fehler 2
> make: *** [all] Fehler 2
> The message suggests to build with -fPIC. OK, as a workaround I changed the CMAKE_BUILD_TYPE from "debugfull" to "Release", and the compiler c++ now uses -fPIC . The build error, though, is the same. Is there a known workaround for this issue?

recompile pciutils with -fPIC

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