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Re: ABI incompatibility when building util-linux

To: Thiemo Seufer <ths@networkno.de>
Subject: Re: ABI incompatibility when building util-linux
From: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
Date: Thu, 24 Mar 2005 09:52:01 -0500
Cc: Alex Gonzalez <alex.gonzalez@packetvision.com>, debian-mips@lists.debian.org, linux-mips@linux-mips.org
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On Thu, Mar 24, 2005 at 01:01:09PM +0100, Thiemo Seufer wrote:
> Alex Gonzalez wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > When compiling the util-linux-2.12q sources, I get the following linker
> > ABI incompatibility error:
> [snip]
> > mips64-linux-gnu-gcc -c -O2 -pipe -march=rm9000 -mabi=32 -static -mips4 
> > -DPTYS_ARE_GETPT -DPTYS_ARE_SEARCHED -Wl,-t -Wl,-EB -O2 
> > -fomit-frame-pointer -I../lib -Wall -Wmissing-prototypes 
> > -Wstrict-prototypes    -D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -DSBINDIR=\"/sbin\" 
> > -DUSRSBINDIR=\"/usr/sbin\" -DLOGDIR=\"/var/log\" -DVARPATH=\"/var\" 
> > -DLOCALEDIR=\"/usr/share/locale\"  getopt.c -o getopt.o
> > mips64-linux-gnu-gcc: -t: linker input file unused because linking not done
> > mips64-linux-gnu-gcc: -EB: linker input file unused because linking not done
> 
> The compiler is broken and fails to recognize -Wl,-t -Wl,-EB as linker
> options.

Actually, the compiler's fine.  It's always issued this warning for
linker options, whether or not they are input files.

> > mips64-linux-gnu-ld -V -static -t -EB getopt.o -o getopt
> > GNU ld version 2.13-mips64linux-031001 20020920
> 
> This toolchain is very old, and unlikely to work correctly for mips64.

It should be binary compatible with current toolchains, more or less;
I've used it before.

The problem is in Alex's environment.  Alex, whatever you're setting to
force use of the cross compilers, it's wrong.  You should _never_ link
directly with ld.  That's the error here.

-- 
Daniel Jacobowitz
CodeSourcery, LLC

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