Errors while compiling SWIG wrappers on Solaris

Michael Schmitt nomail at
Wed Sep 10 10:02:50 CEST 2003

Thanks a lot. Compiling svm.o with -fPIC worked.

I found it very difficult to get information and a better understanding of 
the Linking process. Do you have any hints on background information, that 
helps to be able to debug such errors myself?


"Martin v. Löwis" wrote:

> Michael Schmitt wrote:
>> I tried some hints I found on the web:
>> "-shared" for compiling and linking.
>> "-fPIC".
>> "-Wl,-G".
>> But none of these (also in combinations) worked. Any ideas?
>> Thanks for any help.
>> Michael
>> --------------------
>> Text relocation remains                         referenced
>>     against symbol                  offset      in file
>> <unknown>                           0x2610      ../svm.o
>> <unknown>                           0x2614      ../svm.o
> svm.o is not position-independent. You need to compile *svm.o*
> with -fPIC. Passing that option to any other compiler commands,
> or the linker line, will be irrelevant. Once you've done that,
> you may find that additional object files are not
> position-independent, either, you then need to compile these
> with -fPIC as well.
> Regards,
> Martin

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