bugGNU Common Lisp - Bugs: bug #30146, configure script and libbfd


bug #30146: configure script and libbfd

Submitted by:  Leo Butler <l_butler>
Submitted on:  Tue 15 Jun 2010 07:34:22 PM UTC  
Category:  None Severity:  3 - Normal
Item Group:  None Status:  Fixed
Privacy:  Public Assigned to:  None
Open/Closed:  Closed

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Sun 31 Aug 2014 12:31:29 PM UTC, comment #2:

Greetings, and thanks for your report! I've made failure to determine the location of external libbfd.a and libiberty.a a configure error in git. As stated earlier, locbfd is no longer an option in released versions.

Camm Maguire <camm>
Project Administrator
Thu 21 Nov 2013 06:05:41 PM UTC, comment #1:

Thanks for your report! Just a note here that bfd object relocation, while still supported in the code, is now obsolete vis a vis gcl's own custom object relocator, now the default.
For simplicity, I've removed a local snapshot of binutils from the sources, so locbfd will not work out of the box. This needs to be cleaned up, both on the local snapshot end, and the fallback procedure when failing to locate the system binutils you report below.

I'd yank bfd support completely but for the possibility it might come in handy in the future, and given that so much work went into it. However, it is really hard to support a separate subtree of another project in gcl's source. I'm getting some help on the latter now on gcl-devel. Hopefully this will make the path ahead clear.

Camm Maguire <camm>
Project Administrator
Tue 15 Jun 2010 07:34:22 PM UTC, original submission:

In the configure script, lines 6546--57, the location of libbfd.a
and libiberty.a is ascertained and if this is unsuccessful, then
default values are put in.

I would suggest, after much teeth gnashing, that the configure script halt at this point and emit the message that the user should run the script again with



Leo Butler <l_butler>


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