[ELDK] ppc_6xx link segmentation fault

Gabriel Johnson johnsoga at gmail.com
Mon Jan 4 22:57:06 CET 2010

Wolfgang Denk,

Thank you for trying to build Qt and thanks for you insight.  I am
going to try using the "ar" trick and see if that works.


On Mon, Jan 4, 2010 at 3:02 PM, Wolfgang Denk <wd at denx.de> wrote:
> Dear Gabriel Johnson,
> In message <bb6204721001040929u3772baaajd362c70bf8cc4ee4 at mail.gmail.com> you wrote:
>> I am wondering if anyone had a chance to try and build Qt 4.6.0 with
>> ELDK 4.2 for powerpc?
> Well, I tried this, and was able to confirm the problem - but then,
> I have no good solution how to fix it.
>> I am thinking about trying to rebuild the gcc package with the latest
>> version of gcc and see if that fixes my issue.  Should I be able to
>> just build the latest gcc or do I need to rebuild the ELDK?
> Rebuilding GCC or using a more recent version of GCC will not help. It
> is not a GCC problem, but instead an issue with the linker, or
> eventually with the way how Qt (mis-) uses it. So if you want to try
> something, you would have to use a more recent version of the binutils
> package.
>> >>> same issue.  I believe the linker is what is segfaulting,  the output
>> >>> from the linker is the following:
>> >>> powerpc-linux-g++ -Wl,-rpath-link,/opt/trolltech/qte-4.6.0-powerpc/lib
>> >>> -fno-exceptions -Wl,--gc-sections -Wl,-O1 -shared
>> >>> -Wl,-soname,libQtWebKit.so.4 -o libQtWebKit.so.4.6.0 <MANY OBJECT
>> >>> FILES> -L/opt/trolltech/qte-4.6.0-powerpc/lib -L/opt/eldk/ppc_6xx/lib
>> >>> -L/opt/eldk/ppc_6xx/usr/lib -lQtGui
>> >>> -L/opt/trolltech/qte-4.6.0-powerpc/lib -L/opt/eldk/ppc_6xx/lib
>> >>> -L/opt/eldk/ppc_6xx/usr/lib -lQtNetwork -lQtCore -lgthread-2.0
>> >>> -ldbus-1 -lpthread
>> >>
>> >> Thi sis not the output, but just (a fragment of) the command you were
>> >> running. Why don't you supply the real, complete output?
>> >
>> > Sorry but I am not sure what you mean by the "real, complete output"
>> > this is the last command executed before the Segmentation fault.  I
>> > have omitted the list of object files in the call because if I include
>> > them the email is too long for the mailing list.  Can you explain what
> This is where we should wonder if this is normal - a sinle command
> line too long to be included in an email message?
> I confirm that the command line is extreme - IIRC it was way over 50kB
> big. By splitting the single link command (for example, by collecting
> the single onbject files in question into an "ar" archive, and then
> linking gainst this "library") we can work around the problem.
> I have to admit that even if never versions of the binutils should
> work, or if a fix was available for the binutils version we use, I
> still would like to question if what Qt is doing here makes sense. In
> my opinion, it does not. So I tend to see the real fix in a change to
> the Qt Makefiles.
> Best regards,
> Wolfgang Denk
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