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

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Wed Feb 3 10:30:42 PST 2016

On February 3, 2016 7:17:37 AM PST, Celelibi <celelibi at gmail.com> wrote:
>2016-02-02 18:50 UTC+01:00, poma via Syslinux <syslinux at zytor.com>:
>> 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
>> latest and greatest.
>There have been a discussion about the -fPIC option a few month ago
>(november or december 2015). I don't remember what exactly it was
>about. I think I said I would submit a patch that add -fPIC for 32
>bits even thought it wouldn't have an actual effect regarding current
>This option is definitely required for 64 bits, and it is
>theoretically required for 32 bits. But I haven't investigated the
>current issue.

It isn't just 32 vs 64 bits, it is also 32 bit BIOS vs 32 bit EFI, and their requirements differ.
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