Annoying objcopy message

H. J. Lu hjl@lucon.org
Sat Aug 10 06:26:00 GMT 2002


On Sat, Aug 10, 2002 at 07:32:30AM +0100, Nick Clifton wrote:
> Hi H.J.
> 
> > For the testcase below, I got
> > 
> > # make
> > objcopy -Iihex xxx -Obinary xxx.gz
> > objcopy: Warning: Output file cannot represent architecture UNKNOWN!
> > 
> > The warning doesn't make any seses since the binary format has no
> > architecture. How should we get rid of it?
> 
> By using the -B or --binary-architecture switch.  (We could make the
> error message more intelligent though, so that it detects when
> -Obinary is the cause and then have it suggest the use of the -B
> switch).
> 

I haven't looked at the binary target closely. Does it support the
notion of "architecture"? What does it do with "architecture?" The
most importantly, can "binary" represent architecture UNKNOWN?


H.J.



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