[syslinux] Problems compiling syslinux on Debian 10

Tom Lisjac netdxr at centurylink.net
Wed Oct 19 18:38:47 PDT 2022

Hi Tom,

why not use or re-build the package shipped in Debian 10?


Thanks for the suggestion, Didier. Tried their tarball and got a different type of error for 6.04:

ld -m elf_i386  -T /home/dev/syslinux/syslinux-6.04~git20190206.bf6db5b4/mbr/i386/mbr.ld -e _start -o mbr.elf mbr.o
objcopy -O binary mbr.elf mbr.bin
perl /home/dev/syslinux/syslinux-6.04~git20190206.bf6db5b4/mbr/checksize.pl mbr.bin
mbr.bin: too big (452 > 440)
make[3]: *** [/home/dev/syslinux/syslinux-6.04~git20190206.bf6db5b4/mbr/Makefile:42: mbr.bin] Error 1
make[2]: *** [/home/dev/syslinux/syslinux-6.04~git20190206.bf6db5b4/Makefile:288: mbr] Error 2
make[1]: *** [/home/dev/syslinux/syslinux-6.04~git20190206.bf6db5b4/Makefile:257: bios] Error 2
make: *** [Makefile:102: all] Error 2

None of the errors I've seen look like dependency or toolchain issues. At this point it would help to know the best place to find GA releases and if someone can point to a recent version and build environment that will successfully compile it.



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