Subject: Re: cross-elf2ecoff
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: Todd Vierling <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 03/21/2002 20:22:11
On Thu, 21 Mar 2002, Jonathan Stone wrote:
: >I'd more prefer if we could analyze why objcopy's translator is not creating
: >proper ECOFF files, as that would be the *ideal* cross-platform way to do
: I've never understood why people keep assuming that objcopy can do
: everything NetBSD needs from an ELF-to-ecoff translator, when even the
: author of objcopy's facilities said (after we researched the
: requirements) that objcopy doesn't do what we want and never will?
: (Or did Jason really fix that and get the GNU maintainers to buy it back?)
Even so, we should be able to make such a tool based on bfd, that could take
the place of both elf2aout and elf2ecoff. This was proposed before, and
it's something we should look at.
Anyway, do note that I said that it gives me pause -- but I didn't say
"don't do it". Manuel, fortunately, isolated the exec_ecoff.h stuff to the
cross-tool's own ssubdir. 8-)
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