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Re: libelf

On Mon, Dec 21, 2009 at 10:16:50AM -0800, Jason Thorpe wrote:
> You may have noticed that I checked in a port of FreeBSD's libelf the
> other day.  Let me outline what my plans are with libelf.

It would have been nice to bring this up here before.

> The first step was the basic port of libelf -- FreeBSD has some
> differences in their ELF headers from ours.  This step is done, and
> libelf is available in native NetBSD builds.

Most of the development of libelf happens in the sourceforge repository.
Why have this changes not been done there? Why was the version from the
FreeBSD subversion tree and not the central version imported?

> Long term, there is some interest in getting away from BFD-based ar(1),
> ranlib(1), etc.

Did you check the existance support in the repository above?


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