Subject: Re: binutils almost available - testers wanted
To: Erik Bertelsen , Patrick Welche <>
From: Todd Vierling <tv@NetBSD.ORG>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 05/25/1998 14:58:18
On Mon, 25 May 1998, Erik Bertelsen wrote:

: rm -f libperl.a
: ar rcu libperl.a perl.o malloc.o gv.o toke.o perly.o op.o regcomp.o dump.o util.o mg.o hv.o av.o run.o pp_hot.o sv.o pp.o scope.o pp_ctl.o pp_sys.o doop.o doio.o regexec.o taint.o deb.o universal.o globals.o perlio.o 
: /usr/bin/ranlib: libperl.a: Malformed archive

On Mon, 25 May 1998, Patrick Welche wrote:

: building standard arm32 library
: ranlib libarm32.a
: ranlib: libarm32.a: Malformed archive

Mmm, data misalignments.  And not in the way I originally programmed it to
be (which was wrong).  It's fixed in the current sources of
dist/bfd/archive.c (rev 1.4), which aligns the file data properly in the ar
files.  Recompile libbfd (the ar binary should be fine) and it should work

-- Todd Vierling (Personal; Bus.