[syslinux] 6.03-pre6 minor building suggestions

Gene Cumm gene.cumm at gmail.com
Sat Mar 15 12:24:32 PDT 2014

On Mar 4, 2014 7:42 PM, "Ady" <ady-sf at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > In Syslinux 6.03-pre6:
> >
> > _ The txt/html/*.html files are currently created 3 times, one for
> > each firmware. I think they should be created only once (under the
> > main txt/html/ directory), just as the rest of the documentation is.
> > In that case, the <respective_firmware>/txt/html/ subdirectories
> > should not even be created.

Proper dep rules are the key.  Building under only bios/ is a quick fix.

> > _ The bios/dosutil/ directory contains copybs.com and eltorito.sys,
> > while the efi32/ and efi64/ don't, which is expected. OTOH,
> > mdiskchk.com is being created under the main dosutil/ directory. I
> > think that 'mdiskchk.com' should be created under the bios/dosutil/
> > subdirectory, just as copybs.com and eltorito.sys are. I am unsure
> > whether 'dosutil/README' and 'dosutil/eltorito.txt' should be also
> > copied to 'bios/dosutil/' when building.

It's a binary object in the source tree. The closest alternative is to try
copying to the bios/ path.

> I am adding one more:
> _ If I am not mistaken, bios/memdump/memdump.com is a comboot16
> module(?). If this module is still relevant in 6.xx (which I don't
> really know), I wonder whether perhaps there should be a better
> location to the /memdump/ (sources of memdump.com) directory.

Likely needs to be pruned considering ver.com and hexdump.c32 as you


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