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Re: Problems building 2.1.121-r3000

To: Matt Foster <matt@molnir.demon.co.uk>, linux-mips@fnet.fr
Subject: Re: Problems building 2.1.121-r3000
From: ralf@uni-koblenz.de
Date: Tue, 20 Oct 1998 12:43:40 +0200
In-reply-to: <199810192251.XAA09932@molnir.demon.co.uk>; from Matt Foster on Mon, Oct 19, 1998 at 11:51:58PM +0100
References: <199810192251.XAA09932@molnir.demon.co.uk>
On Mon, Oct 19, 1998 at 11:51:58PM +0100, Matt Foster wrote:

> drivers/video/video.a: could not read symbols: Archive has no index; run 
> ranlib to add one
> make: *** [vmlinux] Error 1
> "
> 
> Doubtless something dumb, but can someone point me in the right direction?
> Cheers.

This typically happens for archives generated using the wrong ar archiver,
that is for example the i386-linux-ar.  It may also be cause by a corrupt
archive (try to remove drivers/video/video.a and re-make) or in some
cases even zero-length archives.

  Ralf

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