[Call for testers] "BSD ar"

David O'Brien obrien at freebsd.org
Sun Jan 13 10:39:16 PST 2008

On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 06:15:14PM +0100, Kai Wang wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 13, 2008 at 02:35:01AM -0800, David O'Brien wrote:
> > Can your 'ar' handle multiple targets?
> > amd64$ ar --help
> > ..snip..
> > ar: supported targets: elf64-x86-64 elf32-i386-freebsd srec symbolsrec tekhex binary ihex
> BTW, It does have advantage in "multiple elf targets" though: In the
> case above, this binutils 'ar' (build for amd64) can not handle
> elf64-sparc64 or elf32-powerpc object files, while "BSD ar" can. (arch
> independent)

Hi Kai,
I'm sorry I wasn't clear enough - can your BSD 'ar', built on amd64
handle both 32-bit (i.e., "i386") and 64-bit (i.e., "amd64) ELF archives?

>From the above it almost seems you're saying it can handle that plus more
(other non-x86 arches).  Is that correct?
-- David  (obrien at FreeBSD.org)

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