Subject: Re: ld: symbol __PROCEDURE_LINKAGE_TABLE_ remains undefined
To: Todd Vierling <>
From: Matt Thomas <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 08/27/1998 16:01:28
At 03:57 PM 8/27/98 , Todd Vierling wrote:
>On Thu, 27 Aug 1998, Perry E. Metzger wrote:
>: As we are trying to terminate use of the current toolchain at some
>: point, and would like to eventually migrate to ELF, why not make the
>: vax use ELF/ELF shared libs, instead of hacking on a new a.out shared
>: lib thing, when we have the glory (on the vax) of not needing to be
>: backward compatible with an old shared library format?
>- There isn't, AFAIK, a precedent for vax ELF on any platform.
>- GNU binutils doesn't even handle vax a.out, much less ELF.  (It'll
>  understand the headers, but there is no assemble/disassemble engine.)

Actually gas does handle vax a.out (which I've modified for PIC support).
I have written a vax-dis.c for libopcodes which seems to work.
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