[Buildroot] [PATCH 3/3] package/libarchive: fix linking issue with uClibc

Thomas Petazzoni thomas.petazzoni at free-electrons.com
Mon Aug 25 21:03:56 UTC 2014

Dear Romain Naour,

On Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:53:06 +0200, Romain Naour wrote:
> With uClibc the dynamic linking loader functions needs
> to be linked with -ldl
> Fixes:
> http://autobuild.buildroot.net/results/6af/6af140618b274536238b062635d493709905c8f6/build-end.log
> Signed-off-by: Romain Naour <romain.naour at openwide.fr>
> ---
>  package/libarchive/libarchive.mk | 4 ++++
>  1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/package/libarchive/libarchive.mk b/package/libarchive/libarchive.mk
> index 8c6951d..ce3355c 100644
> --- a/package/libarchive/libarchive.mk
> +++ b/package/libarchive/libarchive.mk
> @@ -68,4 +68,8 @@ else
>  LIBARCHIVE_CONF_OPT += --without-zlib
>  endif
> +endif
> +
>  $(eval $(autotools-package))

I don't think this is the right fix, for several reasons:

 *) The problem only occurs due to the fact that bsdcpio and bsdtar are
    by default linked statically. When BR2_PREFER_STATIC_LIB is
    disabled, we should pass --enable-bsdtar=shared and
    --enable-bsdcpio=shared to ensure they are dynamically linked. This
    fixes the problem in the dynamic linking case.

 *) The problem is caused by the dependency of OpenSSL on libdl. So
    there is no need to always link against libdl: it should only be
    done when BR2_PREFER_STATIC_LIB=y and OpenSSL is enabled.

 *) I don't see why the problem would be uClibc specific.

Generally speaking, it's annoying to have to teach all packages
using OpenSSL that they should link against -ldl when doing static
linking. It would be so much better if everyone was using pkg-config...

Best regards,

Thomas Petazzoni, CTO, Free Electrons
Embedded Linux, Kernel and Android engineering

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