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Re: Recent removal of a.out and COFF support for sparc


I can change code to do conversion to coff ourselves.

вт, 7 авг. 2018 г., 12:56 John Paul Adrian Glaubitz <
glaubitz@physik.fu-berlin.de>:

> Hello!
>
> binutils/bfd recently removed a.out and COFF support for sparc [1].
>
> Unfortunately, this means that we are no longer able to built GRUB
> or SILO for sparc/sparc64 which need to be built as a.out binaries
> as the Open Boot Firmware requires them to be in a.out format [2].
>
> I would therefore like to ask to start a discussion about a potential
> reversal of this commit as I don't think we can forgo being able
> to build a bootloader on sparc/sparc64.
>
> Also, since m68k is still very actively maintained (there is even
> LLVM support in the works now) and since AmigaOS uses COFF, I would
> to ask for the a.out and COFF support for m68k to be reinstated
> as well [3].
>
> Thanks,
> Adrian
>
> > [1]
> https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=c9098af41e3246586a30f4f0bdb0ee4367e9a5e7
> > [2] https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E19457-01/801-7042/801-7042.pdf
> > [3]
> https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=dc12032bca08554cf0a72d224e44f755f7789ff3
>
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