[vbox-dev] Newer revisions not compiling on Debian Lenny

walt w41ter at gmail.com
Fri Dec 19 22:09:12 GMT 2008

André Neves wrote:
> ...
> I've had troube compiling VBox for the last couple of times I tried,
> always with the same error:
> /usr/bin/ld: final link failed: Nonrepresentable section on output..

After googling a bit at gnu.org I came across a thread that might
be relevant.  They were saying that libstdc++.a will fail to link
if it was not compiled with -fPIC.

I'm speculating here because I'm no expert, but perhaps if you do
#readelf -h libstdc++.a and look for Type: REL (Relocatable) it
may tell us something.

I hope that one of you experts will correct me if I'm wrong.

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