1998.04.14 14:07 "Strange bug with tiff-v3.4beta037", by Ralf Hildebrandt


HP-UX 9.03, GNU binutils, GCC 2.8.1

After building and installing tiff-v3.4beta037 I encountered the following problems:

Both Gimp / ImageMagick have problems building the TIFF support; both show the same errors during configure or compilation:

make[3]: Entering directory `/mnt/disk3/gnu/gimp-0.99.26/plug-ins/tiff'
/bin/sh ../../libtool --mode=link gcc -O -I/users2/local/include
-L/users2/local/lib -Wall -o tiff tiff.o ../../libgim
p/libgimpui.la ../../libgimp/libgimp.la -L/users2/local/lib
-L/usr/lib/X11R5 -lgtk -lgdk -lglib -lXext -lX11 -lm -ltiff
libtool: link: warning: using a buggy system linker
libtool: link: relinking will be required before `tiff' can be installed
gcc -O -I/users2/local/include -L/users2/local/lib -Wall -o .libs/tiff
tiff.o -Wl,+b -Wl,/users2/local/lib /mnt/disk3/gn
u/gimp-0.99.26/libgimp/.libs/libgimpui.sl -L/users2/local/lib -Wl,+b
-Wl,/users2/local/lib /mnt/disk3/gnu/gimp-0.99.26/l
ibgimp/.libs/libgimp.sl -L/users2/local/lib -L/users2/local/lib
-L/usr/lib/X11R5 -lgtk -lgdk -lglib -lXext -lX11 -lm -lt
iff -lc
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
/bin/ld: /users2/local/lib/libtiff.sl: Not a valid object file (invalid
version id)

libtiff.sl is not being generated correctly. If this is due to the abnormal linker HP provides or due to some deficiencies in the build process of tiff-v3.4beta037 I don't know.

Ralf Hildebrandt, R.Hildebrandt@tu-bs.de (PGP Key @ request )
Institute for Steel Structures @ Technical University of Braunschweig
Beethovenstr. 51, 38106 Braunschweig, Germany