[R] unexpected reloc type in dyn.load

ben@zoo.ufl.edu ben at zoo.ufl.edu
Tue Nov 21 00:48:08 CET 2000

  Forgive the really vague thought ... but ... I thought I heard somewhere
that RH 7.0 also shipped with an older compiler (maybe referred to as
"kgcc"?) because people were having trouble compiling the Linux kernel
with the new gcc ... according to a random web-trawl, kgcc is

gcc version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release)

Perhaps this would work better?

  If this works it might (?) even be possible to put the workaround into
the configure scripts, I guess ...

On 20 Nov 2000, Peter Dalgaard BSA wrote:

> Tom Wainwright <thomas.wainwright at noaa.gov> writes:
> > Has anyone else experienced this or can anyone suggest a workaround (short
> > of installing another compiler)?
> We've more or less decided not to support the gcc 2.96 that never
> should have shipped with RH7.0, so I'm afraid the workaround *is*
> another compiler.
> There are two options of which one might not work, and the other might
> not work either (although it should have a better chance):
> (1) Install gcc 2.95.2. This is known good compiler-wise (I run it on
>     RH 6.2), unless they also happened to break glibc... Compiling gcc
>     from source is not all that painful, and if you install into
>     /usr/local (the default) it is also fairly easy to get rid of at a
>     later stage.
> (2) The rawhide distributions contain updated versions gcc 2.96, fixing
>     some of its bugs. That might be easier to install for you, but
>     nobody knows whether the bugs fixed are the relevant ones...
> If any of this works, please let us know (and please try 'make
> check'). We're anticipating a minor flood of queries re. this RedHat
> unfortunateness.
> BTW: Martyn's RPM for RH7.0 is compiled with gcc 2.95.2. There's an
> off chance that installing that would allow the library to work if
> built with the system compilers.

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