print/fontforge: link failure on amd64

Naram Qashat cyberbotx at
Tue Oct 30 06:15:06 PDT 2007

I'll add in an option to enable or disable Python support, then, and mark the 
port broken when Python is enabled on amd64.

Naram Qashat

Andriy Gapon wrote:
> on 29/10/2007 22:06 Naram Qashat said the following:
>> I'm using FreeBSD 6.2 on i386 and it links Python just fine with 
>> /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/libpython2.5.a, so I suspect it has something to 
>> do with how Python gets built on an amd64.  I don't have one to test it on, but 
>> have you tried rebuilding Python and then Fontforge?  I just want to see if it's 
>> Python's fault, Fontforge's fault, or something weird with the way Fontforge's 
>> libtool is handling Python.  I'm not even sure if Python is actually used by 
>> Fontforge either.  I haven't looked into that.
> Yes, I did rebuild python before fontforge.
> I think that this indeed has something to do with amd64.
>> Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>> on 29/10/2007 15:08 Naram Qashat said the following:
>>>> I'm really not sure about it, but maybe Python needs rebuilding for that? 
>>>> Either that or I could look into seeing if there's an option to enable/disable 
>>>> Python support.  I think by default it just auto-detects if Python is there and 
>>>> tries to use it if it is.
>>> Just in case: there is already
>>> /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/ installed, I hacked
>>> Makefile to link against it and everything seems to be OK.
>>>> Andriy Gapon wrote:
>>>>> I have the following problem while building print/fontforge version
>>>>> 20071002 on FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p6 amd64:
>>>>> *** Warning: Linking the shared library ../ against the
>>>>> *** static library /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/libpython2.5.a is not
>>>>> portable!
>>>>> cc -shared  .libs/autohint.o .libs/autosave.o ...
>>>>> /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/libpython2.5.a -lutil -lpthread -lm
>>>>> /usr/local/lib/  -march=athlon64 -Wl,-soname
>>>>> -Wl, -o ../.libs/
>>>>> /usr/bin/ld: /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/libpython2.5.a(abstract.o):
>>>>> relocation R_X86_64_32 can not be used when making a shared object;
>>>>> recompile with -fPIC
>>>>> /usr/local/lib/python2.5/config/libpython2.5.a: could not read symbols:
>>>>> Bad value
>>>>> gmake[1]: *** [../] Error 1
>>>>> gmake[1]: Leaving directory
>>>>> `/usr/ports/print/fontforge/work/fontforge-20071002/fontforge'
>>>>> gmake: *** [fontforge] Error 2
>>>>> *** Error code 2
>>>>> Stop in /usr/ports/print/fontforge.
>>>>> I think that there either should be a "PIC" version of libpython2.5.a
>>>>> and that's what fontforge should link to or it should link to .so
>>>>> version of the library.

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