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Re: (Solaris 2.7 - binutils-2.13.1) Broken Makefile (and configure?) for prebuild of ar

Alan Modra <> writes:

> On Tue, Dec 17, 2002 at 08:39:50AM -0000, wrote:
> > The README file in the binutils subdirectory lists a
> > script to use for building ar.
> > I ran configure as usual, and the script.
> > The last step (building the ar executable) failed
> > with this message:
> > 
> > Undefined                       first referenced
> >  symbol                             in file
> > mkstemps                            ../libiberty/make-temp-file.o
> > ld: fatal: Symbol referencing errors. No output written to ar
> Does anyone know why we bother with needed-list and required-list,
> and not use ../libiberty/*.o ?  As far as I can tell, this script
> hasn't changed since Ian created it.

I was just emulating what the ordinary build would do--it would build
libiberty.a from needed-list and required-list.  No deeper reason.
Presumably the ordinary build has changed since then.

It's very rare that anybody actually needs to run this script.  Almost
everybody who is tries is a Solaris user, because ar is not always
loaded on Solaris systems.  But it does come with the operating
system, and can be found in /usr/ccs/bin when the right package is


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