[fpc-devel] -i and -Cp

Mark Morgan Lloyd markMLl.fpc-devel at telemetry.co.uk
Wed Oct 31 10:33:00 CET 2012

Marco van de Voort wrote:
> In our previous episode, Mark Morgan Lloyd said:
>> bash-3.2$ ./product_pas_8
>> bash: ./product_pas_8: cannot execute binary file
>> while if I use the default shell (Ksh?) I get
>> $ ./product_pas_8
>> ./product_pas_8: syntax error at line 1: `(' unexpected
> On Linux afaik that points to a wrong dynamic loader, on
> *BSD to a missing ELF ident section (since that is how most
>  BSDs link binary to dynamic linker)
> Using elfdump -n might reveal which programs have an elf ident section.
> (and objdump has some options to view elf headers, and objdump -D can be
> used to find the section's content)

I'll see if I can dig a copy of elfdump out later, but I seriously feel 
that v7 (both SPARC and Solaris) is too old to take any trouble over. On 
the other hand, v8 probably is worth trying to keep alive since it 
includes big machines like the Xerox/Cray servers (FPC tells gas to 
assume v9, but I'm not sure it really means it).

I've raised the original -i etc. issue as 

Mark Morgan Lloyd
markMLl .AT. telemetry.co .DOT. uk

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