Bug #43715 Link errors when trying to link mysql_embedded.exe
Submitted: 17 Mar 2009 22:08 Modified: 13 Apr 2009 19:10
Reporter: Vladislav Vaintroub Email Updates:
Status: Closed Impact on me:
Category:MySQL Server: Compiling Severity:S3 (Non-critical)
Version:5.1, 6.0 OS:Microsoft Windows
Assigned to: Vladislav Vaintroub CPU Architecture:Any

[17 Mar 2009 22:08] Vladislav Vaintroub
I'm using "NMake Makefiles" CMake generator , CMake 2.6.2 and build WITH_EMBEDDED_SERVER.

mysql_client_test_embedded & Co tools that need to link link to libmysqld do not link and I get bunch of errors a la
mysql_client_test.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol mysql_list_fie
lds referenced in function test_list_fields
mysql_client_test.obj : error LNK2019: unresolved external symbol mysql_real_que

How to repeat:
Build mysql-5.1 with 

cd repo-root
cscript win\configure.js WITH_EMBEDDED_SERVER

Suggested fix:
There are errors within libmysqld\examples\CMakeLists.txt

Instead of 
ADD_DEPENDENCY(mysql_embedded libmysqld) there should be 
TARGET_LINK_LIBRARY(mysql_embedded libmysqld)
(we want to link executable with this library)

There is also an error in libmysqld\CMakeLists.txt 
ADD_LIBRARY(libmysqld MODULE cmake_dummy.c libmysqld.def)

It should be SHARED instead of MODULE, MODULE in CMake-speak means the library will be used in dlopen-like functions only, so it is impossible to have it in TARGET_LINK_LIBRARY

Not sure why this error popped up only with nmake generator, it seems to be worked in other generators "by accident".
[17 Mar 2009 22:29] Bugs System
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2841 Vladislav Vaintroub	2009-03-17
      Bug #43715 Link errors when trying to link mysql_embedded.exe
      The reason for the error is incorrectly specified link dependencies
      for mysql_embedded, mysqltest_embedded and mysql_client_test_embedded
      in CMakeLists.txt (ADD_DEPENDENCIES should be TARGET_LINK_LIBRARIES)
     @ libmysqld/CMakeLists.txt
        changed library type for libmysqld to SHARED instead of
        MODULE. MODULE in CMake notation is a shared library that 
        is used only in dlopen/dlsym/LoadLibrary scenarios.
        Hence it was impossible to use TARGET_LINK_LIBRARIES with
        a MODULE.
     @ libmysqld/examples/CMakeLists.txt
        Use TARGET_LINK_LIBRARIES (instead of previously incorrectly 
        used ADD_DEPENDENCIES) to specify link dependency from libmysqld
[27 Mar 2009 14:58] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.1.34 (revid:joro@sun.com-20090327143448-wuuuycetc562ty6o) (version source revid:leonard@mysql.com-20090316090622-sr8lylqvsl1jrcnv) (merge vers: 5.1.34) (pib:6)
[27 Mar 2009 23:04] Paul Dubois
Noted in 5.1.34 changelog.

On Windows, incorrectly specified link dependencies in CMakeLists.txt
resulted in link errors for mysql_embedded, mysqltest_embedded, and

Setting report to NDI pending push into 6.0.x
[13 Apr 2009 9:22] Bugs System
Pushed into 6.0.11-alpha (revid:alik@sun.com-20090413084402-snnrocwzktcl88ny) (version source revid:joro@sun.com-20090318165614-d6pbac7x3waux3lj) (merge vers: 6.0.11-alpha) (pib:6)
[13 Apr 2009 19:10] Paul Dubois
Noted in 6.0.11 changelog.
[9 May 2009 16:47] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.1.34-ndb-6.2.18 (revid:jonas@mysql.com-20090508185236-p9b3as7qyauybefl) (version source revid:jonas@mysql.com-20090508185236-p9b3as7qyauybefl) (merge vers: 5.1.34-ndb-6.2.18) (pib:6)
[9 May 2009 17:43] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.1.34-ndb-6.3.25 (revid:jonas@mysql.com-20090509063138-1u3q3v09wnn2txyt) (version source revid:jonas@mysql.com-20090509063138-1u3q3v09wnn2txyt) (merge vers: 5.1.34-ndb-6.3.25) (pib:6)
[9 May 2009 18:41] Bugs System
Pushed into 5.1.34-ndb-7.0.6 (revid:jonas@mysql.com-20090509154927-im9a7g846c6u1hzc) (version source revid:jonas@mysql.com-20090509154927-im9a7g846c6u1hzc) (merge vers: 5.1.34-ndb-7.0.6) (pib:6)