[aur-general] Bug in perl-text-bibtext build script for x86_64 platform

Firmicus Firmicus at gmx.net
Wed Feb 10 03:25:57 EST 2010

Hi Ted,

Thanks for this. I actually found a PKGBUILD for version 0.38 on my 
computer dating from last June which obviously I had forgotten to upload 
to AUR :( Although the C*FLAGS with -fPIC are set globally in there, it 
builds and works just fine on my x86_64 system. I have updated it on AUR 
yesterday. Can you test it please? If your problem persists I will try 
to follow your suggestion.

I am actually very interested in having this in AUR, since it is a 
dependency of Biber (http://biblatex-biber.sf.net), of which I am a 
developer. It will be officially released next week-end, but someone 
else put in in AUR already long ago 
(http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=27998) ;)


On 08/02/2010 20:41, Ted Pavlic wrote:
> AUR --
>     I've sent a message to the package maintainer about this, but it 
> has been a while since there has been an update, and so I wanted to 
> send something here too for comment and archival purposes. At the 
> moment, the perl-text-bibtex package fails on x86_64 systems because 
> it tries to link libraries built without -fPIC to object files built 
> with -fPIC.
>     On x86_64 machines, when building the perl-text-bibtex package, it 
> is necessary to add:
> -fPIC
> to the btparse compiler flags before running "make". That is, the 
> PKGBUILD should...
> (1) Download Text::BibTeX from CPAN
> (2) Run "perl Makefile.PL", which will fetch a btparse distribution 
> and untar it into a directory that it symlinks to "btparse"
> (3) Change to "btparse" and add "-fPIC" to CFLAGS, CPPFLAGS, and 
> CXXFLAGS in the Makefile and src/Makefile files
> (4) Change back to the Text::BibTeX root and run "make"
> Otherwise, the linker will complain because the Perl libraries will be 
> built with -fPIC and the btparse libraries will not be... so they'll 
> be incompatible for linking.
>     ALTERNATIVELY, the PKGBUILD could...
> (1) Download a btparse distribution and untar it into directory "A" 
> (creating "A/btparse-0.35/")
> (2) Modify A/btparse-0.35/Makefile and A/btparse-0.35/src/Makefile as 
> described above
> (3) Download the Text::BibTeX distribution from CPAN and also untar it 
> into directory "A" (creating A/Text-BibTeX-0.38/")
> (4) complete the Text::BibTeX installation as usual (it will find the 
> btparse distribution that shares a parent directory with it)
> Otherwise, perl-text-bibtex fails to build on x86_64 systems.
>     --Ted

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