Missing symbol error when building X.org from git

Dan Nicholson dbn.lists at gmail.com
Thu Mar 18 12:32:01 PDT 2010

On Thu, Mar 18, 2010 at 10:54 AM, Joel Feiner <jafeiner at gmail.com> wrote:
> The error that comes up is this:
> libtool: link: gcc -DHAVE_DMX_CONFIG_H -DHAVE_DIX_CONFIG_H -Wall
> -Wpointer-arith -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes
> -Wmissing-declarations -Wnested-externs -fno-strict-aliasing
> -Wbad-function-cast -Wformat=2 -Wold-style-definition
> -Wdeclaration-after-statement -D_BSD_SOURCE -DHAS_FCHOWN
> -DHAS_STICKY_DIR_BIT -I/home/XXXX/xbuild/out/include/pixman-1
> -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I../../include -I../../include -I../../Xext
> -I../../composite -I../../damageext -I../../xfixes -I../../Xi -I../../mi
> -I../../miext/shadow -I../../miext/damage -I../../render -I../../randr
> -I../../fb -fvisibility=hidden -I../../hw/xfree86/dixmods/extmod
> -I/home/XXXX/xbuild/out/include/libdrm -I/usr/include/freetype2 -O2
> -mtune=native -march=native -pipe -fomit-frame-pointer -rdynamic -o Xdmx
> dmx.o dmxcb.o dmxcmap.o dmxcursor.o dmxdpms.o dmxextension.o dmxfont.o
> dmxgc.o dmxgcops.o dmxinit.o dmxinput.o dmxlog.o dmxpict.o dmxpixmap.o
> dmxprop.o dmxscrinit.o dmxshadow.o dmxstat.o dmxsync.o dmxvisual.o
> dmxwindow.o miinitext.o fbcmap_mi.o panoramiX.o dmx_glxvisuals.o
>  -L/home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64 ../../fb/.libs/libfb.a ../../mi/.libs/libmi.a
> ../../render/.libs/librender.a ../../Xi/.libs/libXi.a
> ../../xkb/.libs/libxkb.a ../../xkb/.libs/libxkbstubs.a
> ../../miext/shadow/.libs/libshadow.a ../../miext/damage/.libs/libdamage.a
> ../../Xext/.libs/libXext.a ../../dix/.libs/libmain.a
> ../../dix/.libs/libdix.a ../../config/.libs/libconfig.a /usr/lib64/libhal.so
> /usr/lib64/libdbus-1.so ../../os/.libs/libos.a /usr/lib64/libgcrypt.so
> -L/usr/lib64 /usr/lib64/libgpg-error.so ../../xfixes/.libs/libxfixes.a
> glxProxy/libglxproxy.a input/libdmxinput.a config/libdmxconfig.a
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXmuu.so /usr/lib64/libXrender.so
> /usr/lib64/libX11.so /usr/lib64/libxcb.so /usr/lib64/libXau.so
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXfixes.so
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXi.so /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXext.so
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libX11.so /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libxcb.so
> /usr/lib64/libXdmcp.so -ldl /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXfont.so
> /usr/lib64/libfreetype.so /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libfontenc.so -lz
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXau.so
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libpixman-1.so
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXdmcp.so -lm -lrt -Wl,-rpath
> -Wl,/home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64 -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXi.so: undefined reference to
> `XESetWireToEventCookie'
> /home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/libXi.so: undefined reference to
> `XESetCopyEventCookie'
> What appears to be happening, I think, is that it is getting libraries like
> libXrender and so on from /usr/lib64 instead of my build directory.  I'm not
> sure why libtool is doing this.  I have my PKG_CONFIG_PATH set to my local
> build package config path (/home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/pkgconfig) and
> LD_LIBRARY_PATH is also set to that (modulo the pkgconfig part).  I had also
> built the whole get up without using LD_LIBRARY_PATH.  Same results.  The
> only two modules that have this problem are pixman and xserver.  Pixman I
> worked around by passing --disable-gtk to ./configure, since that was the
> part of the build that was failing.  For xserver, it appears to be dmx
> that's failing.

If I had to guess, the /usr/lib64 is getting hardcoded into one of the
.la libtool archives installed in /home. Can you do "grep /usr/lib64
/home/XXXX/xbuild/out/lib64/*.la"? Maybe there's a problem with module
ordering in xorg.modules. Not sure if that's what's causing the
reference errors, though.


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