RE: trouble with 2.4.2 just released

From: Christopher Chimelis (
Date: Thu Feb 22 2001 - 14:53:12 EST

> The problem is with the version of ld you use. Some versions
> are using
> ld --oformat and other versions ld -oformat
> This is quite a recent issue. So check the version of you linker.
> You can solve the problem changing :
> ./arch/i386/boot/Makefile: $(LD) -Ttext 0x0 -s -oformat
> binary -o $@ $<
> to --oformat
> I think you hav not done any mistake, but the latest Debian
> (unstable) version
> of ld seems not to be right.

The latest binutils in Debian potato will take either -oformat or --oformat,
The lastest binutils in Debian unstable (just uploaded yesterday) will only
take --oformat. So, if you modify arch/i386/boot/Makefile to read:

        $(LD) -Ttext 0x0 -s --oformat binary -o $@ $< ...blah blah blah
you should be fine no matter which you're using...

(Debian binutils maintainer)
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