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Re: Building a.out binaries

Stephen Darragh wrote:
> I'm calling for help because I really don't have time to solve
> this one myself.  :)
> I need to compile an a.out version of the (modified) login program,
> dynamically link against libc4 (obviously.)
> To this end, I installed all the gizmos - aout-binutils and aout-gcc.
> These programs (gcc and ld) run ok, but produce this warning :
> /usr/i486-linuxaout/bin/gcc  -o login login.o getpass.o checktty.o
> /usr/i486-linuxaout/bin/ld: warning: cannot find entry symbol _start; defaulting
>  to 08048078
> The resulting binary is a messed up statically linked ELF file.
> The login.o, etc. objects, compiled by the same gcc look ok as
> impure object files.
> I'd greatly appreciate any assistance.
> ... Stephen
> --

Stephen, I haven't used the aout-gcc compiler but from what it sounds
like you are probably using a Makefile which is pointing ld to the
wrong libraries. Take a look at all the -L directives and maybe you
want to explicitly put in directives to point to the a.out libs.

Just guessing really,

Jens B. Jorgensen

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