[freetds] Unable to install to AIX 5.2

Martin Mann mmann at otmltd.com
Tue Jun 10 13:12:30 EDT 2008


I have been asked to install freetds-0.82 on our AIX 5.2 development server in order to access MS SQL servers using Perl and have run into problems.

The configure runs fine but the make falls over with the following;

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Target "all" is up to date.
        if gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../include  -I../../include   -D_FREETDS_LIBRARY_SOURCE -D_REENTRANT -D_THREAD_SAFE -DDEBUG=1 -Wall -Wstri
ct-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wno-long-long -D_THREAD_SAFE  -g -O2 -MT tsql.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/tsql.Tpo" -c -o tsql.o tsql.c;  then mv -f ".de
ps/tsql.Tpo" ".deps/tsql.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/tsql.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
        /bin/sh ../../libtool --tag=CC --mode=link gcc -D_THREAD_SAFE  -g -O2    -o tsql  tsql.o ../tds/libtds.la  ../replacements/libreplacements.la 
  -liconv   -lpthreads 
mkdir .libs
gcc -D_THREAD_SAFE -g -O2 -o tsql tsql.o  ../tds/.libs/libtds.a ../replacements/.libs/libreplacements.a -liconv -lpthreads
        if gcc -DHAVE_CONFIG_H -I. -I. -I../../include  -I../../include   -D_FREETDS_LIBRARY_SOURCE -D_REENTRANT -D_THREAD_SAFE -DDEBUG=1 -Wall -Wstri
ct-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wno-long-long -D_THREAD_SAFE  -g -O2 -MT freebcp.o -MD -MP -MF ".deps/freebcp.Tpo" -c -o freebcp.o freebcp.c;  the
n mv -f ".deps/freebcp.Tpo" ".deps/freebcp.Po"; else rm -f ".deps/freebcp.Tpo"; exit 1; fi
        /bin/sh ../../libtool --tag=CC --mode=link gcc -D_THREAD_SAFE  -g -O2    -o freebcp  freebcp.o ../dblib/libsybdb.la  -lpthreads 
gcc -D_THREAD_SAFE -g -O2 -o .libs/freebcp freebcp.o  -L../dblib/.libs -lsybdb -liconv -lpthreads -Wl,-blibpath:/usr/local/lib:/usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/
ld: 0711-317 ERROR: Undefined symbol: .tdsdump_open
ld: 0711-345 Use the -bloadmap or -bnoquiet option to obtain more information.
collect2: ld returned 8 exit status
make: 1254-004 The error code from the last command is 1.

make: 1254-004 The error code from the last command is 1.
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Any advice would be appreciated. I have tried surfing for some answers and found a few things but they seem to be for earlier versions so the fixes may be close but not what I need. 

I've seen the comments in the documentation regarding AIX;

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AIX® can induce linker indigestion. libtool doesn't always understand that a .a file can be a shared library. One solution is to build only static libraries with the --disable-shared configure option. 

Another problem seems to be that the linker isn't asked to pull in all the requisite libraries.
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Sorry if this is a dumb question but is turning on the --disable-shared a big deal for out developers?

This suggested reading the following which seemed close but I cant find the line to modify so I'm guessing it has changed since version 0.63...

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[freetds] MSSQL on AIX 5.1
Frédéric Le Guillou frederic.leguillou at cegedim.fr 
Mon Aug 9 07:15:19 EDT 2004 

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Hi All,

I was reading the forum about MS SQL and AIX 5.1.
I was trying to compile FreeTDS on AIX 5.2, and the same error occurs.

I fix the problem to add "../tds/libtds_objects.la -liconv
../replacements/libreplacements.*" at the end of the line of " bin/sh
../../libtool --mode=link gcc  -g -O2", which preceding the ld error.

In fact, the problem occurs dunring the link of apps, and pool.

In fact, all the symbols needed (tds_connect, ....) are declared in

I hope it will be useful for your problem on AIX 5.1


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Martin Mann

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