binutils problem? WAS [Re: static linking error: ELF binary
type "0" not known. Exec format error. Binary file not executable.]
tijl at coosemans.org
Wed Dec 15 17:59:04 UTC 2010
On Monday 06 December 2010 16:16:30 Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 06, 2010 at 02:06:22PM +0100, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
>> On Monday 29 November 2010 14:04:16 Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>>> ----- Forwarded message from Marcel Moolenaar <xcllnt at mac.com> -----
>>>> On Nov 10, 2010, at 5:32 AM, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
>>>>> ia64% file a.out
>>>>> a.out: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, IA-64, version 1 (SYSV), statically
>>>>> linked, not stripped
>>>>> amd64% file a.out
>>>>> a.out: ELF 64-bit LSB executable, x86-64, version 1 (FreeBSD),
>>>>> statically linked, for FreeBSD 9.0 (900023), not stripped
>>>> The branding on ia64 is wrong. The executable is not marked as being
>>>> a FreeBSD executable. It's declared as SYSV, whereas on amd64 it's
>>>> properly declared as FreeBSD.
>>>> This is a binutils problem.
>>> Anybody here can explain better what Marcel meant
>>> by "binutils problem", and how to fix it?
>>> I've binutils-2.20.1_3 installed from devel/binutils.
>> As a workaround you could manually brand the executable:
>> brandelf -f 9 a.out
> this works fine.
A fix has been committed to CURRENT, 8-STABLE and 7-STABLE. You should
no longer have to brand executables manually.
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