binutils- on linux-redhat-sparc build failure

H . J . Lu
Mon Jun 5 15:03:00 GMT 2000

On Mon, Jun 05, 2000 at 04:54:21PM -0400, Horst von Brand wrote:
> Red Hat 6.2, linux-2.2.16pre7, gcc-2.95.3-0.20000517 (Red Hat rawhide),
> binutils- (built from your sources)
> Build goes down with:
> cc -W -Wall -O2 -fomit-frame-pointer -o .libs/size size.o bucomm.o version.o filemode.o ../bfd/.libs/ ../libiberty/libiberty.a -ldl
> collect2: ld terminated with signal 11 [Segmentation fault]
> ../libiberty/libiberty.a(xmalloc.o): In function `xmalloc_set_program_name':
> xmalloc.o(.text+0x5): relocation truncated to fit: R_SPARC_8 data
> make[3]: *** [size] Error 1
> No idea what this all means...

I have no problems on Solaris 2.7/Sparc. I guess it is a Linux/Sparc
specific bug.

BTW, have you tried "make check" with binutils-

H.J. Lu (

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