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Old 05-06-2004, 02:06 AM   #1
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problems while installing pilot-link


Hi!

I've tried to install pilot-link for a while now.. I really want to sync my Palm with Evolution, but somehow it looks like mye computer doesn't want me to..

I use Gentoo on two different laptops. On the first one, pilot-link was installed without any errors or warnings at all. On my second laptop, i get this error while compiling:

Making install in libpisock++
make[1]: Entering directory `/var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/work/pilot-link-0.11.8/libpisock++'
make[2]: Entering directory `/var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/work/pilot-link-0.11.8/libpisock++'
/bin/sh ../mkinstalldirs /var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/image//usr/lib
/bin/sh ../libtool --mode=install /bin/install -c libpisock++.la /var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/image//usr/lib/libpisock++.la
libtool: install: warning: relinking `libpisock++.la'
(cd /var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/work/pilot-link-0.11.8/libpisock++; /bin/sh ../libtool --mode=relink g++ -O3 -march=pentium4 -funroll-loops -fprefetch-loop-arrays -pipe -Wno-deprecated -o libpisock++.la -rpath /usr/lib -export-dynamic -version-info 0:0:0 address.lo appInfo.lo datebook.lo dlp.lo memo.lo todo.lo ../libpisock/libpisock.la -lncurses -lreadline -inst-prefix-dir /var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/image/)
gcc -shared address.lo appInfo.lo datebook.lo dlp.lo memo.lo todo.lo -L/usr/lib -L/var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/image//usr/lib -lpisock -lncurses -lreadline -Wl,-soname -Wl,libpisock++.so.0 -o .libs/libpisock++.so.0.0.0
/usr/lib/libpisock.so: file not recognized: File format not recognized
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
libtool: install: error: relink `libpisock++.la' with the above command before installing it
make[2]: *** [install-libLTLIBRARIES] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/work/pilot-link-0.11.8/libpisock++'
make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/tmp/portage/pilot-link-0.11.8/work/pilot-link-0.11.8/libpisock++'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1

!!! ERROR: app-pda/pilot-link-0.11.8 failed.
!!! Function src_install, Line 67, Exitcode 2
!!! (no error message)

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I see the error "relink `libpisock++.la' with the above command before installing it", but I don't really know how to do it. I tried to run the command shown in the log to see if I got any errors, but without any success...

Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
 
Old 05-06-2004, 04:10 AM   #2
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Basically the answer is that something wierd is going on.

Your problem is where you see the "file not recognized: File format not recognized" error. This happens in several contexts, browse through the googles and see if something jumps out at you. I couldn't make any sense of it.

http://www.google.com/linux?q=%22fil...UTF-8&c2coff=1


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Old 05-07-2004, 02:07 AM   #3
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Thank you for the answer, rootboy.. But it didn't really help me any more than you.. (If I understood it correctly that you didn't get much from it..)

The part that something really strange is going on has ocurred to me too.. Since it works on one of my computers, it should work on the other one running the same distribution..

I'm running two different kernels on the computers.. One has 2.6.3 (where it doesn't work) and the other is running 2.6.4.. I'll try to upgrade this, and I'll post the result here. I really hope that is the problem (even though it's unlikely..)
 
Old 05-14-2004, 02:00 AM   #4
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Originally posted by TheSpork
Thank you for the answer, rootboy.. But it didn't really help me any more than you.. (If I understood it correctly that you didn't get much from it..)
Nope, sorry. There weren't all that many hits on the problem, and what there hits there were, were all over the place.

Quote:

The part that something really strange is going on has ocurred to me too.. Since it works on one of my computers, it should work on the other one running the same distribution..

I'm running two different kernels on the computers.. One has 2.6.3 (where it doesn't work) and the other is running 2.6.4.. I'll try to upgrade this, and I'll post the result here. I really hope that is the problem (even though it's unlikely..)
If it does work, then I would look to see what got fixed between 2.6.3 and 2.6.4.


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Old 06-04-2004, 01:53 AM   #5
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I did find the answer after a while, and the problem was that some program had installed a "non elf" version of libpisock.. Either it was compiled in some other way, or the file was corrupted. When I deleted all the "libpi*" from my lib-directories, I got the program installed.

Wanted to mention it in case someone else is facing the same problem!
 
Old 06-11-2004, 09:13 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by TheSpork
I did find the answer after a while, and the problem was that some program had installed a "non elf" version of libpisock.. Either it was compiled in some other way, or the file was corrupted. When I deleted all the "libpi*" from my lib-directories, I got the program installed.

Wanted to mention it in case someone else is facing the same problem!
How did you find that out? And non-elf? (what platform was it built for?)


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Old 06-18-2004, 05:55 PM   #7
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[B]How did you find that out? And non-elf? (what platform was it built for?)
I tried to compile another program that needed the same file, and the output told me that the file was "non elf". I must admit I have no idea how the "non elf"-file got there or why.. And the way I foud out the solution is that I just thought "what the heck.. Delete all the pilot-link files in /lib/ and compile again... Maybe that'll help?!" And it actually did! It's really strange how the "wrong" file got there, because I've always used "emerge" in Gentoo.. But this package (pilot-link), I had to compile from source myself..
 
  


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