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make swig-pl ERROR: illegal reference to symbol: _apr_file_open_stderr

From: Brooke Smith <novorivus_at_optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2005-01-26 13:16:14 CET

Hi all,

I've been struggling for days to get Perl bindings working. I'm new to
working this intimately with installing applications under *nix so
please bare with me.

OS: Mac OS X 10.3.4
Subversion: 1.1.3
swig: 1.3.21

The error is:

ld: core.o illegal reference to symbol: _apr_file_open_stderr defined
in indirectly referenced dynamic library
make[1]: *** [blib/arch/auto/SVN/_Core/_Core.bundle] Error 1
make: *** [swig-pl] Error 2

The last thing being done in the "make swig-pl" that caused this error
was (newlines added for readability):

cc -bundle -undefined dynamic_lookup -L/usr/local/lib core.o -o
-L/System/Library/Subversion/subversion-1.1.3/apr -lresolv
-lsvn_client-1 -lsvn_delta-1 -lsvn_fs-1 -lsvn_ra-1 -lsvn_repos-1
-lsvn_wc-1 -lsvn_diff-1 -lsvn_subr-1 -lsvn_swig_perl-1
-L/usr/local/lib -lswigpl

I found this thread that discussed the problem back in December 2003 -
http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2003-12/0249.shtml. In there Chia-liang
Kao (clkao_at_clkao.org) wrote:

  In summary: arch/auto/SVN/_Core/_Core.so (or .bundle on OS X) is linked
  with libsvn_*, which are linked with apr. while garrett is seeing the
  message "illegal reference to symbol: _apr_file_open_stderr defined in
  indirectly referenced dynamic library /path/to/libapr" when linking
  _Core.so without -lapr; however doing so makes freebsd unable to locate
  libapr at all, which is bizarre.

As he can't even compile, if it's related to DynaLoader the problem is
  on freebsd rather than OS X.

On Fri, 2003-12-05 at 22:02, Rafael Garcia-Suarez wrote:
> (Missed the beginning of the thread)
> What's --link-ld all about on OS X ? In a few words, what's the
> layout ? (It might be a problem due to swig, in which case I declare
> myself incompetent, but DynaLoader is known to have a few issues on
> OS X with library prelinking and all that stuff)

Any idea what is causing this, or how do you "link _Core.so with
-lapr"? I see that there are a number of "-l X" - how do you add
another and will this solve the problem?

Thankyou for any help,


Brooke Smith <novorivus at optusnet.com.au>
Go directly to jail.  Do not pass Go, do not collect $200.
Received on Wed Jan 26 13:22:56 2005

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