> The COFF stuff hasn't been debugged very intensivly. The only reason why
> there is COFF support at all in the Linux/MIPS binutils is that ARC
> BIOSes can only execute COFF executables.
Yeah - the DEC boot PROM's loader only knows how to load COFF too...
which is why I need it.
> Aside of this vanilla binutils 2.5.2 is very buggy and pre 2.5.2 is
> that buggy that it qualifies as a nightmare. I suggest that you try
> 2.6-1 which fixes all the COFF problems I found.
Has anyone compiled these into a set of i486 linux binaries for people
to use? I will try to do this if no-one else has.
> Sorry, but I have no idea what the difference between version 2.11 and
> other versions of DECstation executables is :-(
Well it wasn't so much that, as I was wondering what might have
happened in the compilation of that set of 2.5.2 binaries I got from
fnet that causes a request for ecoff to give something different from
the 2.5.1's that I compiled.
I will simply release my 2.5.1 binaries in an interim development
package for people doing DECStation porting if I can't get things to
work any other way. At least people will be able to work...
> > Arrrrghhhh!
> Also arrrrghhhh,
A frustrating weekend of hacking, but with some good news: I just
about have the first set of official DECStation (tm) patches ready for
you to merge into your 1.3.58 source tree. :-)
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