Re: PATCH: linux-2.4.2-pre3/arch/i386/boot/Makefile breaks with binutils-

From: f5ibh (
Date: Fri Feb 16 2001 - 04:46:44 EST

> The "ld" program in binutils- and in binutils- now
> requires "--oformat" instead of "-oformat".
[root@debian-f5ibh] /usr/src/kernel-sources-2.4.2 # ld -v
GNU ld version 2.9.5 (with BFD

[root@debian-f5ibh] /usr/src/kernel-sources-2.4.2 # ld --help
Usage: ld [options] file...
   -a KEYWORD Shared library control for HP/UX compatibility
   -A ARCH, --architecture ARCH

   --noinhibit-exec Create an output file even if errors occur
   --oformat TARGET Specify target of output file
   -qmagic Ignored for Linux compatibility

So it seems that this option appears before binutils- and

The 2.4.2i-pre3 kernel minimal requirements are :
o binutils # ld -v

It is the same for 2.4.1-ac15.

For 2.2.19-pre, the requirements are :
- Binutils ; ld -v

I've not, s I don't know what is the option used.

I've compiled 2.4.2-pre, 2.4.1-acxx and 2.2.19-prexx with the same 'ls" program
without any adverse effect...

Maybe the best would be to apply the patch to 2.2.19pre, 2.4.x and ac releases.
This would allows havind only one "ld" on the system if using more than one


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