[syslinux] Status of syslinux git master
herbszt at gmx.de
Mon Aug 12 11:23:12 PDT 2019
Gene Cumm wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 1:30 PM Sebastian Herbszt <herbszt at gmx.de>
> > hpa wrote:
> > > On July 7, 2019 8:37:10 AM PDT, Sebastian Herbszt <herbszt at gmx.de>
> > > wrote:
> > > >Gene,
> > > >
> > > >it looks like the syslinux master branch is broken since February
> > > >. Peter created the wip.makefixes branch but I wasn't able to
> > > >get it working (yet) and it lacks activity since March.
> > > >
> > > >I think it might be time to revert commit 458a54133ecd ("Fix all
> > > >warnings, and better separate code that should not be mixed")
> > > >which broke master. Then apply at least the outstanding patch
> > > >"Force the linker to put all sections into a single PT_LOAD
> > > >segment"  from Debian which is required for EFI. And maybe
> > > >tag the result as syslinux-6.04-pre4.
> > > >
> > > > https://www.syslinux.org/archives/2019-February/026335.html
> > > > https://www.syslinux.org/archives/2018-August/026167.html
> > > >
> > > >Sebastian
> > >
> > > Could you make a tree that I can pull?
> > A new temporary branch named 20190723 is now available at
> > git://repo.or.cz/syslinux/sherbszt.git
> > It contains the following commits:
> > d9374841 Add exp function
> > 303c54a0 Some fixes from commit 458a5413
> > e8df886e Force the linker to put all sections into a single PT_LOAD
> > segment 1a18b2ee Revert "Fix all warnings, and better separate code
> > that should not be mixed"
> > Sebastian
> To be honest, I'd rather go as far back as moving to a less confusing
> gnu-efi version (3.07 iirc) then apply stuff and branch off for
> gnu-efi 3.08+ considering its massive changes.
How far do you want to go back?
Until syslinux-6.04-pre1-41-g5e426532 ("core/Makefile: sort to be
reproducible") and merge it with syslinux-6.04-pre1-43-ga3a10a4e ("Use
CC for CC_FOR_BUILD when unspecified.")?
That would be few commits before syslinux-6.04-pre2 and give you
Neither 3.0.7 nor 3.0.8 were used in syslinux. The jump was from 3.0.6
to 3.0.9-3-gd34132e. There are 7 commits between 3.0.6 and 3.0.7.
gnu-efi 3.0.8 contains 19 and 3.0.9 yet another 4 commits.
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