On Sun, 2016-10-16 at 11:15 -0700, Khem Raj wrote:
> > 
> > On Oct 16, 2016, at 5:59 AM, Richard Purdie <richard.purdie@linuxfo
> > undation.org> wrote:
> > 
> > We've had a lot of success with uninative but in the 2.2-rc2 build
> > which I ran last night on two different autobuilders, we saw two
> > different failures:
> > 
> > https://bugzilla.yoctoproject.org/show_bug.cgi?id=10441
> > 
> > On a system compiling source-highlight-native with gcc 4.9 where
> > boost-
> > native was built on a gcc 5 system, we see one error. On a system
> > compiling source-highlight-native with gcc 4.8 where boost-native
> > was
> > built on a gcc 4.9 system, we see a different error.
> > 
> > The trouble is that libboost_regex.so in these cases wants the
> > newer
> > libstdc++ but at link time of executable, it can only see the host
> > system and hence can't see newer symbols like
> > std::runtime_error::runtime_error(char const*) or
> > std::__throw_out_of_range_fmt(char const*, ...).
> > 
> > I have done a lot of experimentation and the only way I can see of
> > possibly making this work is to add -Wl,--unresolved-
> > symbols=ignore-in-
> > shared-libs to BUILD_LDFLAGS for source-highlight *and* ensure any
> > native binaries get tweaked to use our own uninative loader before
> > they're run. The former is horrible and the latter bit is hard.
> > 
> > Another option would be to have multiple uninative feeds based on
> > gcc
> > version rather than a single uninative one.
> > 
> > This close to release, I'm reluctant to poke this too much. We
> > don't
> > have many components that using C++, source-highlight is a
> > comparatively new one which isn't in our default configuration for
> > now.
> > I'm therefore tempted to release note and look at this in 2.3.
> > 
> > Opinions? Other ideas?
> I think it could be related to ABI versions, may be while compiling
> libstdc++ with gcc5 should enable --disable-libstdcxx-dual-abi
> --with-default-libstdcxx-abi=c++98 for checks and see if it works
> its also not best solution since thats now the default but it will
> ensure that this is the problem we are running into. Then second
> option
> would be then to use --enable-libstdcxx-dual-abi
> --with-default-libstdcxx-abi=c++98
> this combination might be better of the two. of course this would
> then
> need testing it with gcc5+ as well.

We're already effectively doing this. The trouble is the libraries are
not forward compatible. For example, if you build boost-native for
gcc5, then use it on a machine which has gcc 4.9 to link into source-
highlight-native, it looks for the gcc5 symbols used by libboost which
aren't in the host system's libstdc++. If you try and make it link
against the uninative libstdc++ (for which the dev symlinks are
missing), you get all kinds of other weird errors since the headers are
from gcc 4.9 but the lib from gcc5. 

I'm not sure there is a way to make it work properly in all cases for
C++ :(. If there is I've failed to find it so far.

The dual ABI is already enabled and defaulting to something old, but
that doesn't make it forwards compatible.


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