[OpenBIOS] RFC: fcode-utils portability

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Sun Nov 29 16:53:36 CET 2009

Hello Stefan,

Thanks a lot!

Am 29.11.2009 um 14:57 schrieb Stefan Reinauer:

> Andreas Färber schrieb:
>> When compiling the FCode utils on Mac OS X v10.5 I got an error  
>> when stripping. [...]
>> I now figured out that it's about the -s option: -s is short for -- 
>> strip-all in GNU strip but in Apple's strip -s references a text  
>> file with a list of symbols to preserve. I didn't spot an obvious  
>> equivalent to --strip-all.
>> http://developer.apple.com/mac/library/documentation/Darwin/Reference/ManPages/man1/strip.1.html
>> Since the fcode-utils use pure Makefiles without prior art of  
>> platform-based decisions, I am wondering how to best supply a  
>> patch...
> Generally a unified diff (as created by svn diff) is preferred.

Not what I meant! ;)

> I looked into the Makefile and there is no particular reason why to  
> choose --strip-all at all. The savings are minimal, but it's only  
> supported on GNU binutils. So I decided to drop it. Maybe we should  
> just drop stripping the binaries completely. They're tiny anyways.
> I checked in a trivial fix... please let me know if you still have  
> problems...

Builds fine now, but with -Wno-pointer-sign replaced by -Wextra it now  
spits loads of warnings.

Host compiler is: powerpc-apple-darwin9-gcc-4.0.1 (GCC) 4.0.1 (Apple  
Inc. build 5465)



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