Problem with Flex shared objects

Robert Connolly robert at
Fri Jun 1 18:23:49 PDT 2007

On Friday June 1 2007 08:01:55 pm T_B wrote:
> I was trying to build gradm on my HLFS system (2.6 kernel, glibc).
> Initially I got an error indicating that -lfl could not be found.  I traced
> the error message back to a problem with the flex shared object libraries.
> The build instructions have the following lines:
>     gcc -shared -Wl,-soname, \
>         -o -fPIC libmain.o libyywrap.o
>     rm -v /usr/lib/libfl.a
>     install -v /usr/lib/
>     ln -vs 2.5.33 /usr/lib/
> I think the last line should be:
>     ln -vs /usr/lib/
> I fixed the broken link and the not found error went away, but the gradm
> build then complained about not being able to link to yexx.  So I think
> something else is wrong in trying to make the shared object for flex.  If I
> leave these linkes out of the flex build and keep the static libfl.a than I
> can get gradm to build fine.
> Bill

Someone reported this to me before. Flex should be modified with libtool to 
build and get flex to link to it. I think currently is 
missing a .o file, and doesn't work.

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