Subject: README: UDATE YOUR ld.elf_so!!
To: None <>
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
List: port-alpha
Date: 12/13/2001 17:18:07
I have fixed the NetBSD/alpha ld.elf_so in -current to work with
the "new" PLT format used by the GNU toolchain for elf64-alpha.

(It's actually fairly old, but we were using an even OLDER format.)

All of your pre-existing ELF binaries will continue to work.  However,
if you build and install an new libbfd, then all binaries built after
that WILL FAIL unless you have previously updated your ld.elf_so.

To make the transition slightly easier, Ross Harvey or I will build
a new NetBSD/alpha binary snapshot soon.

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Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2001 03:12:24 +0200 (EET)
From: Jason R Thorpe <>
Subject: CVS commit: gnusrc/gnu/dist/bfd

Module Name:	gnusrc
Committed By:	thorpej
Date:		Fri Dec 14 01:12:24 UTC 2001

Modified Files:
	gnusrc/gnu/dist/bfd: elf64-alpha.c

Log Message:
Garbage-collect the code that created old-format PLT entires.
The NetBSD/alpha ld.elf_so understands both formats, now.

To generate a diff of this commit:
cvs rdiff -r1.4 -r1.5 gnusrc/gnu/dist/bfd/elf64-alpha.c

Please note that diffs are not public domain; they are subject to the
copyright notices on the relevant files.

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        -- Jason R. Thorpe <>