Bug #11890

Undefined symbol in build of network/ntp

Added by Gary Mills over 1 year ago. Updated 4 months ago.

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The OI source is from 2018. Consequently, there may be a new version of the source, or some of the bugs may have already been fixed. Though the changes have been developed on SPARC hardware, they might correct bugs in some x86 packages. In any case, they should not damage other x86 packages.

During a build of network/ntp, I received the following error:

  CCLD     sntp
Undefined                       first referenced
 symbol                             in file
arc4random_addrandom                ./libevent/.libs/libevent_core.a(evutil_rand.o)
ld: fatal: symbol referencing errors. No output written to sntp
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

The cause of the failure is obviously the unknown symbol. Fortunately, there is a configure option to omit the sntp component. The error is fixed by Makefile.diff . No manifest changes are required because sntp is not used in oi-userland.


Makefile.diff (722 Bytes) Makefile.diff Gary Mills, 2019-10-29 03:34 PM

Updated by Gary Mills 4 months ago

I did some experimentation on this bug with an x86 machine and the current OI. With no changes, the build failed when it requested installing the package library/libevent2. When I removed this package from the Makefile, the build stopped with exactly the same error I had previously seen on a SPARC machine. When I suppressed the sntp build with the --without-sntp option, I got a successful build. That's the same fix I reported before.

I've now created a git PR for this bug. It's PR number 6210. Note that only the Makefile has been changed. The manifest is exactly the same, meaning that the pkg package is the same as well. This is because the sntp files do not appear in the manifest. There's no harm in omitting them. sntp is just an alternate version of the NTP client. The letter s stands for simple, not for secure.


Updated by Gary Mills 4 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed

Integrated and closed.

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