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Linker Messages "Error: : Fatal: ... Version `SUNW_...' Not Found" While Running an Application (Doc ID 1484821.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 10 1/13 U11 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Oracle Solaris Studio - Version Forte Developer 6 Update 2 to 12.3 [Release 6.0 to 12]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


An application is running fine on the Solaris system where it was built.

On another Solaris system, the application fails with a linker message like this: a.out: fatal: <some library>: version `SUNW_<version>' not found



The issue is more likely to occur when the application was compiled with debugging enabled (-g og any -gn flag), as that pulls in additional symbols.


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