Re: XForms: undefined reference to `fl_initialize' and

From: Jeremy C. Reed (
Date: Fri Feb 02 2001 - 14:51:09 EST

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    # To subscribers of the xforms list from "Jeremy C. Reed" <> :

    On Fri, 2 Feb 2001, Steve Lamont wrote:

    > > rainier:~/projects/homebsd$ gcc -I/usr/X11R6/include/X11
    > > -I/usr/X11R6/include -L/usr/X11R6/lib -Wl,--rpath -Wl,/usr/X11R6/lib
    > > test2.c
    > > /tmp/ccXROeII.o: In function `main':
    > > /tmp/ccXROeII.o(.text+0x12): undefined reference to `fl_initialize'
    > > collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    > I don't see `-lforms' in the command line.

    I tried it a bunch of different ways. I just tried again with "-lforms",
    but same problem.

    > Does the prebuilt `fdesign' run? What does `nm' say about
    > `libforms.a'. Can it read it?

    fdesign runs. (Pretty cool! I never used it before.)

    Also, I was able to build dap and lyx from source. (But I was unable to
    understand the Makefiles and logged make output to figure out how they
    were built using xforms.)

    Yes. nm can read it. The output is 3950 lines long. It starts with:

             U _GLOBAL_OFFSET_TABLE_
             U efp_
    00000328 T fl_get_align_xy
    00000000 T fl_get_hv_align
    00000114 T fl_get_outside_align
    00000000 t gcc2_compiled.
    000001e8 t get_align_inside
    000002b8 t get_align_outside
             U whereError

    And ends with:

    00002e08 t round_xminmax
    0000308c t round_yminmax
             U sprintf
             U sscanf
             U strcmp
             U strdup
             U strtok
    00005b8c t trunc_f
    0000375c t update_xyplot
    00005dfc t w2s_draw
             U whereError

    I searched for fl_initialize and found:
    0000123c T fl_initialize

    Thanks for the continued help.

    (I may read the fdesign documentation -- maybe it tells how to compile.)

       Jeremy C. Reed

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