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From: Rene Rivera (grafik.list_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-08-15 16:08:26

Richard Hadsell wrote:
> Before starting to use objcopy myself, I tried to find out whether the
> ld bug has been fixed. I couldn't find anything in the binutils
> archives, so instead I retried linking my code with the Spirit parser
> (from 1.33.0). The long link time has disappeared, so I am providing
> anecdotal evidence that binutils- (Fedora Core 3) has fixed
> the ld bug. It would be nice to hear a definitive statement that the
> need for objcopy went away with binutils version whatever.

It may take some digging through the binutils and gcc bug base to find
when it was fixed. A query to the maintainers might be faster :-)

> If objcopy is only needed for older binutils, perhaps the gcc-tools
> option should be defined so that the default is for current binutils,
> which do not need objcopy. Eventually, fewer and fewer users will need
> that option to support older versions of binutils.

Yes, we should do that for BBv2.

> Of course,
> documentation would be nice. I don't see any mention of --no-objcopy in
> tools/build/v1/gcc-tools.html (in the released 1.33.0).

Hm, it's on lines 379-384 for me.

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