help... crt1.o "undefinied reference to main is _start"

help... crt1.o "undefinied reference to main is _start"

Post by Joe Ciarc » Mon, 28 Jul 1997 04:00:00



Hi

I have the SWiM release of Motif which I'm trying to install however when I
try to make mwm I get an error telling me that there's an undefined
reference to main in crt1.o. I did a little bit of searching and I've
discovered that other people have had the same problem while trying to
compile other programs too. For the record I have Slackware 3.2 and SWiM
version 2. It's been a while since I've played with Linux but at one point
(about 2 years ago) I did have SWiM working just fine. I was going to
replace crt1.o with an older version from a previous release of slackware
but I can't figure out where to get it from (everything is compressed and I
can't easily find out what's in those files). Does anyone know which tar.gz
file crt1.o lives in (or does anyone else have a solution to this problem)?
I would greatly appreciate any help you can offer. Thanks, Joe

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1. Porting to Linux: crt1.o and "undefined reference to `main'"

I am presently working on a port of a program
from Solaris to Linux, Debian version 2.0.

When compiling a number of object files to create a .so
file as follows:

     gcc -o ./obj/libSrbClient.so obj/clAuth.o obj/clConnect.o
          obj/clExec.o obj/clMisc.o obj/clStub.o obj/srb_perror.o
          obj/dllist.o obj/clGlobal.o

I get the message:

     /usr/lib/crt1.o(.text+0x36): undefined reference to `main'
     collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

Can someone indicate how I solve this problem?

Thank you for your time,

Josef Jurek

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