some simple questions/observations about the "binutils" build

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at mindspring.com
Tue Nov 1 13:35:27 PST 2005


On Tue, 1 Nov 2005, Jim Gifford wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:

> > 2) if you don't select 64-bit support, i assume you can skip the
> > subsequent "make headers -C bfd" step, yes?
> >
> You can't skip this section

are you sure?  i tested this and it *seems* that the only effect of
that make command is to create some documentation files.  i did this
both ways and here's the recursive difference i found:

$ diff -r bfd.orig bfd.new
Only in bfd.new/doc: bfd.h
Only in bfd.new/doc: chew
Only in bfd.new/doc: libbfd.h
Only in bfd.new/doc: libcoff.h

  so while documentation files might be handy, it's not clear that
their creation is *essential* to the creation of the final product.
just an observation.

rday



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