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Re: Dynamic linker and .interp section

To: Michael Shmulevich <>
Subject: Re: Dynamic linker and .interp section
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2001 16:46:31 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: Linux/MIPS <>, FR Linux/MIPS <>
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
On Thu, 12 Apr 2001, Michael Shmulevich wrote:

> >  You can.  Ld never checks for its existence.
> As with binutils-2.10 it is not true. Not only ld looks for it, it opens 
> the file, checks the architecture and even checks for SO_NAME (adds it 
> do NEEDS list). I have tried it several times.

 It is.  Otherwise I wouldn't be able to cross-compile and I am.  Check
whether you link against a dynamic object.  It might have the dynamic
linker as one of it's DT_NEEDED dependencies.  For example it's the case

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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