Attempted install of an Obj-C Foundation library

Kris Kennaway kris at obsecurity.org
Thu Apr 28 09:34:52 PDT 2005


On Thu, Apr 28, 2005 at 08:21:40AM -0700, David O'Brien wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 26, 2005 at 07:58:09PM +0200, Miguel Mendez wrote:
> > On Tue, 26 Apr 2005 10:01:15 -0700
> > "David O'Brien" <obrien at freebsd.org> wrote:
> > 
> > > > I am trying to get a working Objective-C Foundation library on FreeBSD amd64
> > > > (5.3-RELEASE-p10 with ports cvsup'd today) so that I can port some
> > > > Objective-C code from Mac OS X - and not having any success.
> > > ...
> > > > ===>  gcc-objc-3.3.6_20050330 is marked as broken: Bus errors in stage2;
> > > > system compiler may be broken..
> > > > *** Error code 1
> > > 
> > > I must be missing something -- why cant you use the base ObjC compiler?
> > 
> > Seems gnustep-base needs "libgcc_s.so.1" which isn't anywhere in /usr/lib
> 
> That is the shared version of libgcc.a.  Why can't you use the static
> version?

Presumably because it wants to link it to relocatable object files.
In general amd64 (and ia64 and sparc64) needs a PIC version of every
system library, which FreeBSD doesn't currently do.  This causes some
ports to break.

Kris
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