[fpc-pascal] Re: Mipsel compilation: changing elf flags?!

Reinier Olislagers reinierolislagers at gmail.com
Mon Apr 22 07:30:08 CEST 2013

On 21-4-2013 19:54, Mark Morgan Lloyd wrote:
> Reinier Olislagers wrote:
>> See this forum thread:
>> http://lazarus.freepascal.org/index.php/topic,20664.msg119960.html#msg119960
>> Forum user ocye got mipsel binaries, but the ELF flags apparently need
>> to be changed due to a bug in older Linux kernels.
>> How can this be done?
>> In addition, is there perhaps a compiler switch to manage this?
> Interesting, there was somebody in (I think) fpc-devel a few months ago
> with similar problems but we all rather went in circles.
> Since Lemote appears to be using the compiler OK and since I think I've
> had it running on (a Qemu emulation of) mipsel, I think that the problem
> is that /some/ kernel builds are expecting a particular ELF header on
> /some/ machine types. 
Correct. The forum thread links to a thread re failing executables using
gdd where it appears that (certain?) 2.4 and 2.6 kernels did *not* want
the MIPS flag set.

> If OP could identify the correct parameter for ld
> it might be possible to use fpc's -k option.

Ok, so we have to dig into ld. Thanks; will pass it on.

Thanks, Mark!

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