[erlang-bugs] erlang on NetBSD 64bits

Fabrice Colliot <>
Wed Feb 13 09:15:18 CET 2008


I'm trying to install erlang on a 64bits NetBSD machine but I'm not very 
The version in the pkgsrc of NetBSD is otp12B-0 which compiles without 
complaining too much but than cannnot find crypto_drv.so when 
installing. I've found that:
Which solves the problem but is not quite convenient.

Today I've tried to compile the latest version of otp and I've got the 
following error:

ld -shared  -o ../priv/lib/x86_64-unknown-netbsd4.0/crypto_drv.so 
../priv/obj/x86_64-unknown-netbsd4.0/crypto_drv.o  /usr/lib/libcrypto.a
ld: /usr/lib/libcrypto.a(sha1_one.o): relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a 
local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; recompile 
with -fPIC
/usr/lib/libcrypto.a: could not read symbols: Bad value

As far as I understood the configure script, it checks that libcrypto.a 
doesn't exist to decide that the crypto_drv.so must be dynamically 
linked. But this fails on my system because both files exist.

Do you have any hints on the right way to solve this?


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