[fpc-devel] Build on Fedora-Extras buildsystem failes for ppc

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Wed Dec 21 13:47:59 CET 2005

On 21 dec 2005, at 13:40, Marco van de Voort wrote:

>> Seems like GNU ar is different from other ar's in that if you specify
>> the -M option, it can indeed get its arguments from stdin (I don't
>> know any other ar which works that way). So that would indeed be a
>> possible solution for Linux.
> All except Solaris and Mac OS X I think, or are there other  
> platforms that
> don't use GNU binutils?

The ar man page on HP-UX is from GNU ar, but it doesn't support -M.  
The reason might be that the man page is from 1991 (and that's for HP- 
UX B.11.22 for Itanic, i.e. the latest). The ar itself doesn't seem  
to be GNU ar, since it doesn't recognize -v, -V nor --version. I  
guess I should have said that most non-free OS'es probably don't  
support it, since I'm not a *BSD user and thus don't know what they  
support and what they don't.


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