[mod_python] relocation error with Apache 1.3 on solaris 8

Marco Vezzoli marco.vezzoli at st.com
Fri Sep 5 08:11:35 EST 2003

> >
> Searching google for httpd fatal relocation error symbol not found libpq
> solaris yields some interesting results, so this seems like a more
> general problem.
> e.g. http://www.geocrawler.com/mail/msg.php3?msg_id=7733831&list=10
> and an interesting thread on other similar solaris problems
> http://msgs.securepoint.com/cgi-bin/get/apache0203/222/1.html
> David

Thank you David for the pointers.
The second one suggests that careful linking options would prevent the
'main' symbol to be generated

>    I have seen a similar failure on AIX recently. It seems that 
>    php (and tcl, which was my case) use a somewhat different way to load 
>    the shared libs than PostgreSQL does.
>    While PostgreSQL does not care, they need a shared lib that was linked 
>    with a switch to specify no entry (like -bnoentry on AIX).
>    Maybe that has to do with our RTLD_LAZY ?

and using nm I've found that all mod_*.so libraries do not have any
'main' symbol but libpq.so does have one marked 'U'.
I'll look for more info about linker options.
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