[syslinux] binutils (objcopy?) >= 2.26 breaks syslinux (bios) build

Ady ady-sf at hotmail.com
Wed Feb 3 08:39:29 PST 2016

> On 30.01.2016 16:59, poma wrote:
> > ...
> > 
> > https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=19538
> > 
> > 
> Mister Anvin,
> care to share what's the status of the "ld?" problemo,
> is anyone working on it?
> It would be maravilloso if syslinux can continue to build and test with latest and greatest.

Is there any chance that this issue might be somehow related to some 
'make' parameter such as "make EFI_BUILD=1 ARCH=i386" (either, or both 
of them, or similars, or any other one), which we mildly discussed 
during 2015Nov?

I cannot help but wonder whether executing a 'make spotless' before 
executing the final 'make' could generate a different result / 
message(s) (considering that the Syslinux binaries were built more than 
once while testing).

Completely unrelated to my comments above... Some patches that "might" 
give some clue to some knowledgeable developer (let's hope):

gnu-efi, syslinux: Support gcc < 4.7

syslinux: Dont bypass gcc driver for dependency generation options

syslinux: Set LD to avoid using build host ld

Regarding "latest and greatest", there are several sections of (GPL) 
code being used in Syslinux that might benefit from some updated 
versions (some of them have not received updates in Syslinux's code 
since 2010).


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