[HEADS UP] ar(1) front-end committed. (notes for cross compile)

Kai Wang kaiwang27 at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 18:10:11 UTC 2008

On Fri, Feb 22, 2008 at 01:24:09PM +0300, Ruslan Ermilov wrote:
> Currently, we always build binutils as part of cross-tools, including
> GNU ar(1) and ranlib(1).  These binaries are then used during the build.
> The BSD ar(1) doesn't need to be a cross-tool -- it doesn't depend on
> TARGET_ARCH/TARGET and is platform-neutral.  (I hope I'm right about it,
> otherwise it all doesn't make sense and cross-builds are broken.)

That's true, platform-neutral ELF parsing is a feature of libelf.


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