[fpc-devel] Problems using a new ld-version

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Tue May 19 14:42:09 CEST 2009

On 19 May 2009, at 14:04, Joost van der Sluis wrote:

> But another issue is that it always complains while compiling:
> /usr/bin/ld: warning: link.res contains output sections; did you  
> forget -T?

This is a new warning that was added to ld.

> What does it mean? Does fpc something special with output sections in
> link.res?

FPC puts a linker script in link.res, and this linker script specifies  
(a.o.) output sections.

> And where's -T for?

It's to specify a linker script to ld. If you put a linker script in  
link.res, then it gets "appended" to the internal default ld linker  
script. If you specify it with -T, then it completely overrides the  
default linker script. As far as I know, ld has always behaved this  
way. The warning was added because you seldom want to append your own  
linker script to the default one.

However, I don't know whether it's intentional or not that FPC does  
not override ld's default internal linker script, so I'm not changing  


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