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    problem installing ez-ipudate for dynamic ip web hosting

    trying to use this program http://www.ez-ipupdate.com/ to work with my dynamic ip address so i can host a small website on my ubuntu 11.04 machine with https://web.easydns.com/ following is the install instructions and after that is the results of the first two commands: './configure' and then 'make'
    which results in the error at the bottom. im not sure what this means or how to fix it. any suggestions? the products website has no info.


    The simplest way to compile this package is:

    1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
    `./configure' to configure the package for your system. If you're
    using `csh' on an old version of System V, you might need to type
    `sh ./configure' instead to prevent `csh' from trying to execute
    `configure' itself.

    Running `configure' takes awhile. While running, it prints some
    messages telling which features it is checking for.

    2. Type `make' to compile the package.

    3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
    the package.

    4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
    documentation.ez-ipupdate-3.0.11b7

    5. You can remove the program binaries and object files from the
    source code directory by typing `make clean'. To also remove the
    files that `configure' created (so you can compile the package for
    a different kind of computer), type `make distclean'. There is
    also a `make maintainer-clean' target, but that is intended mainly
    for the package's developers. If you use it, you may have to get
    all sorts of other programs in order to regenerate files that came
    with the distribution.



    ~/ez-ipupdate-3.0.11b7$ ./configure
    loading cache ./config.cache
    checking for a BSD compatible install... (cached) /usr/bin/install -c
    checking whether build environment is sane... yes
    checking whether make sets ${MAKE}... (cached) yes
    checking for working aclocal... found
    checking for working autoconf... found
    checking for working automake... found
    checking for working autoheader... found
    checking for working makeinfo... found
    checking for gcc... (cached) gcc
    checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) works... yes
    checking whether the C compiler (gcc ) is a cross-compiler... no
    checking whether we are using GNU C... (cached) yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... (cached) yes
    checking how to run the C preprocessor... (cached) gcc -E
    checking for a BSD compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c
    checking return type of signal handlers... (cached) void
    checking for gethostbyname... (cached) yes
    checking for connect... (cached) yes
    checking for socket... (cached) yes
    checking for strdup... (cached) yes
    checking for getopt_long... (cached) yes
    checking for gethostbyaddr... (cached) yes
    checking for getservbyname... (cached) yes
    checking for inet_addr... (cached) yes
    checking for inet_ntoa... (cached) yes
    checking for snprintf... (cached) yes
    checking for vfprintf... (cached) yes
    checking for stat... (cached) yes
    checking for vsprintf... (cached) yes
    checking for vsnprintf... (cached) yes
    checking for strerror... (cached) yes
    checking for strftime... (cached) yes
    checking for wait... (cached) yes
    checking for waitpid... (cached) yes
    checking for getpid... (cached) yes
    checking for fork... (cached) yes
    checking for vfork... (cached) yes
    checking for getuid... (cached) yes
    checking for geteuid... (cached) yes
    checking for setuid... (cached) yes
    checking for seteuid... (cached) yes
    checking for getgid... (cached) yes
    checking for getegid... (cached) yes
    checking for setgid... (cached) yes
    checking for setegid... (cached) yes
    checking for inet_aton... (cached) yes
    checking for herror... (cached) yes
    checking for arpa/inet.h... (cached) yes
    checking for sys/types.h... (cached) yes
    checking for sys/time.h... (cached) yes
    checking for sys/stat.h... (cached) yes
    checking for fcntl.h... (cached) yes
    checking for signal.h... (cached) yes
    checking for syslog.h... (cached) yes
    checking for pwd.h... (cached) yes
    checking for stdarg.h... (cached) yes
    checking for grp.h... (cached) yes
    checking for errno.h... (cached) yes
    checking for sys/sockio.h... (cached) no
    checking for sys/wait.h... (cached) yes
    checking for getopt.h... (cached) yes
    checking for unistd.h... (cached) yes
    checking for netinet/in.h... (cached) yes
    checking for netdb.h... (cached) yes
    checking for sys/socket.h... (cached) yes
    checking for sys_errlist in -lc... (cached) yes
    checking for getopt... (cached) yes
    checking for getpass... (cached) yes
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking for user supplied default service... no
    configure: warning: not setting default service
    checking whether user wants debugging support... no
    checking whether user wants to dissable MD5 support... no
    creating ./config.status
    creating Makefile
    creating config.h
    config.h is unchanged
    boahancocksvagina@mscserver:~/ez-ipupdate-3.0.11b7$ make
    gcc -g -O2 -o ez-ipupdate ez-ipupdate.o conf_file.o md5.o cache_file.o pid_file.o
    /usr/bin/ld: errno: TLS definition in /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6 section .tbss mismatches non-TLS reference in conf_file.o
    /lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6: could not read symbols: Bad value
    collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
    make: *** [ez-ipupdate] Error 1

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    Re: problem installing ez-ipudate for dynamic ip web hosting

    The program is 9 years old. I don't know what a "TLS definition" is, but it seems likely that the program depends on a much older version of gcc than what you get with Ubuntu.

    Another option would be to try to use the binary from the web site.

    There are other programs you could try. Sorry, I can't remember names off the top of my head.

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    Re: problem installing ez-ipudate for dynamic ip web hosting

    I had a similar TLS error when compiling an older package. In my case the error was related to the errno function. I had to add #include <errno.h> to the source file, filename.c. I renamed the corresponding object file so that it would not be skipped during make, and recompiled. It looks like the old way of doing errno was to declare an int errno, but later the errno.h header was added to the c libraries, and that is what gcc wants to use. I know this is different from your error, but you may be able to find a similar outdated bit of code in the source file that is causing your error. Good Luck.

    -Lee

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