perl 5 extensions on AMD64

David Bremner bremner at
Mon Jan 26 09:20:16 PST 2004

I have just discovered (Hi Kris!) that a port I made does not work 
on AMD64

A quick look at the bento error logs reveals several p5-* ports with the same 
fatal error

c -O -pipe -fpic -DPIC -shared -Wl,-x,-soname, plperl.o eloglvl.o SPI.o -L../../../src/port -Wl,-E  -L/usr/local/lib /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/auto/DynaLoader/DynaLoader.a -L/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/CORE -lperl -lm -lc -lcrypt -lutil  -R/usr/local/lib -o
/usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/CORE/libperl.a(perl.o): relocation R_X86_64_32S can not be used when making a shared object; recompile with -fPIC
/usr/local/lib/perl5/5.6.1/mach/CORE/libperl.a: could not read symbols: Bad value
gmake: *** [] Error 1
gmake: Leaving directory `/tmp/a/ports/databases/p5-postgresql-plperl/work/postgresql-7.4.1/src/pl/plperl'
*** Error code 2

To this non-expert observer, that suggest that the perl 5 extension
mechanism is not working write on AMD64.  Can anyone point to a 
p5-* port, that 

	1) works on AMD64
	2) makes a shared library for an extension.

(oh, same question for IA64 I guess, although I have not trawled the

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