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xref 32bit in a 64bit environment

  • Brian

    hi guys,

    I'd appreciate your help again and as requested by Simon I'm creating this topic for a better knowledge base.
    I'm currently using Ubuntu 64bit with GNU Cobol 2.0, see below:

    cobc (GNU Cobol) 2.0.0
    Copyright (C) 2001,2002,2003,2004,2005,2006,2007 Keisuke Nishida
    Copyright (C) 2006-2012 Roger While
    Copyright (C) 2009,2010,2012,2014 Simon Sobisch
    This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is NO
    Built     Jul 04 2014 10:36:45
    Packaged  Jan 20 2014 07:40:53 UTC
    C version "4.8.2"
    Build information
    Build environment        : x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
    CC                       : gcc -std=gnu99
    CPPFLAGS                 : 
    CFLAGS                   : -g -O2 -pipe -finline-functions -fsigned-char
                               -Wall -Wwrite-strings -Wmissing-prototypes
    LD                       : /usr/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64
    LDFLAGS                  : -Wl,-z,relro,-z,now,-O1
    GNU Cobol information
    COB_CC                   : gcc -std=gnu99
    COB_CFLAGS               : -I/usr/local/include -pipe
    COB_LDFLAGS              : 
    COB_LIBS                 : -L/usr/local/lib -lcob -lm -lgmp -lncurses
                               -ldb -ldl
    COB_CONFIG_DIR           : /usr/local/share/gnu-cobol/config
    COB_COPY_DIR             : /usr/local/share/gnu-cobol/copy
    COB_MODULE_EXT           : so
    COB_EXEEXT               : 
    Variable format          : 0
    BINARY-C-LONG            : 8 bytes
    Sequential handler       : Internal
    ISAM handler             : BDB

    I tried to use the -Xref parameter recently but it didn't work for whatever reason
    So I'm calling it as usual with ./cobxref but get the following response:

    ./cobxref: error while loading shared libraries: libcob.so.1: wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64

    Alright this obviously has to do with me having a 64bit installation of gnu-cobol and a needed 32bit library for cobxref. I already installed the i386 package for ubuntu for the other requirements of cobxref.

    My questions:
    (1) Is there a possibility to get cobxref working with the 64bit library?
    (2) The cobxref.cbl currently online at SF does not compile. Is the updated version released soon?

    cobxref.cbl: In section 'ba000-Process-WS':
    cobxref.cbl: In paragraph 'ba020-GetAWord':
    cobxref.cbl: 1428: Error: Invalid MOVE statement

    .c version of cobxref gives me some errors too.

    (3) I already stated this in one of my recent threads and re-posted it on someone else's thread
    is there a possibility to check whether the output of cobc -P not showing comments is a bug or intended?

    best wishes,



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    Last edit: Simon Sobisch 2014-07-11