[Numpy-discussion] Calling routines from a Fortran library using python

Nils Wagner nwagner@iam.uni-stuttgart...
Thu Feb 18 07:22:38 CST 2010

On Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:55:07 +0100
  Matthieu Brucher <matthieu.brucher@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Ok I have extracted the *.o files from the static 
>> Applying the file command to the object files yields
>> ELF 64-bit LSB relocatable, AMD x86-64, version 1 
>> not stripped
>> What's that supposed to mean ?
> It means that each object file is an object file 
>compiled with -fPIC,
> so you just have to make a shared library (gfortran 
>-shared *.o -o
> libmysharedlibrary.so)
> Then, you can try to open the library with ctypes. If 
>something is
> lacking, you may have to add -lsome_library to the 
>gfortran line.
> Matthieu
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O.k. I tried

gfortran -shared *.o -o libmysharedlibrary.so

/usr/bin/ld: dxop.o: relocation R_X86_64_32 against `a 
local symbol' can not be used when making a shared object; 
recompile with -fPIC
dscpde.o: could not read symbols: Bad value

Any idea ?


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