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From: "Brothers, Eric" <ebrother at lehman dot com>
Subject: RE: Question/problem using SYBASE::DBD
Date: Feb 24 2005 4:51PM

I've slimmed down my LD_LIB_PATH and confirmed (via truss) that the
libcomn_r lib is loading from $SYBASE/$SYBASE_OCS/lib but for some
reason no luck.
Nm of the offending .so ( yields 
[93]    |         0|       0|FUNC |GLOB |0    |UNDEF  |com_unsignstrncmp
While nm of the yields
[1286]  |    191452|      92|FUNC |GLOB |0    |8      |com_unsignstrncmp
Note: both are in the same lib directory

I noticed that when I compiled a test ctlib program (dynamically linked)
with kerberos support using Forte,  I didn't have any issues using
Unfortuately looks like I have to use gcc (using 3.2.2 at the moment) to
compile the DBD mod ( is gcc the cause of this issue? I'm
getting a sinking feeling that there is some silliness going on with the
symbol tables.
I don't understand why it can't find the symbol...since truss shows opening before Also noticed the same
problem with the SybPerl mod. Thanks in advance for any advice.


-----Original Message-----
From: []
On Behalf Of Michael Peppler
Sent: Friday, February 18, 2005 11:47 AM
Subject: Re: Question/problem using SYBASE::DBD

On Mon, 2005-02-14 at 17:55, Brothers, Eric wrote:
> I'm trying to use kerberos authentication with the latest version of 
> your sybase DBD module (DBD-Sybase-1.05) and the latest version of DBI
> (DBI-1.47) on Solaris 8.  I'm using perl 5.8.
> Both DBI and the DBD compile just fine.  But when I run a test program

> I can't seem to load the appropriate kerberos libs.
> bash-2.03$ ./
> /opt/perl-5.8.0/bin/perl: fatal: relocation error: file
> ../ASE-12_52/OCS-12_5/lib/ symbol
> com_unsignstrncmp: referenced symbol not found
> Killed

Double check the LD_LIBRARY_PATH values to make sure that the correct
version of the libraries are loaded at run-time.

> Funny thing is, isql -V works just fine.
> Any ideas? How can the same sech mech entry work for isql (ctlib) and 
> fail for dbd (ctlib)?

ctlib is statically linked (well, for most things).

The comn_xxx symbols should normally be found in the library.
If you happen to pick up the wrong one at run time you'll get errors.

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