Installing Python problems (_socket.so)
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Sun Jan 12 22:24:00 CET 2003
Sam Carleton wrote:
> ld: fatal: relocations remain against allocatable but non-writable
> There does not seem to be much info here. Is there any way I can get
> more info as to solve the problem?
That is the problem: You are linking a shared library, but some of your
code (the OpenSSL code) is position-dependent, when it should be
You have the following options:
1. Accept the failure; your Python installation won't support sockets.
2. Build the socket module without SSL support. To do so, edit
3. Rebuilt OpenSSL for position-independent code. To do so, either
a) build openssl with --enable-shared, and link the socket module
with the shared library, or
b) manually add -fPIC/-KPIC when building OpenSSL. This will still
give a static library, but it will be PIC.
4. Work around the failure, by telling the linker that it is ok to
incorporate PIC code to a shared library. To do so, either
a) Use the system compiler (SunPRO/Forte/SunONE)) instead of
b) Use gnu binutils instead of the system linker, or
c) Manually add -mimpure-text to the C compiler flags for linking.
If you want to know why a certain alternative solves this problem, just
ask. There are a few options that also appear to solve the problem but
4 d) Use the system linker instead of gcc for linking
e) Use -G instead of -shared for linking
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