Subject: Re: weird link required, please help?
To: Chris G. Demetriou <>
From: Andrew Brown <>
List: current-users
Date: 05/02/1997 11:02:27
>> localsym works only for a.out files, at present; anyone who cares to is
>> invited to make it work for elf.  Since I don't currently run any ports
>> that use elf, I have neither incentive nor opportunity to do it myself.
>> Anyone who would like a copy of localsym is invited to contact me
>> directly; it's available only by mail from me at the moment.
>Actually, the 'crunch' tools ('crunchide' in particular) include the
>capability to do this sort of thing as part of their normal operation,
>but I dunno if that's seperable from the rest of what they do.
>They've already been made to work with ELF, though not with ECOFF
>(though there are no NetBSD ports which still use ECOFF, if i recall

how nasty would it be to add a flag (say... -Bstrip or some such) to ld
so that i can tell it to link two objects and strip all external symbols
from one (or more) of them in the output file?

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