[Aboriginal] Random status report...

Rob Landley rob at landley.net
Sun Nov 13 20:32:24 PST 2011

I've cc'd a couple of sparc messages here.  Still haven't heard back
from any of the sparc developers, but oh well.  Might dig into it again
this week.

I've also dug up the old fix for sparc dynamic linking: I'm sorry, I
don't remember who sent it to me.  It's just this:

--- uClibc-0.9.32.bak/ldso/include/dl-hash.h
+++ uClibc-0.9.32/ldso/include/dl-hash.h
@@ -111,7 +111,7 @@
   ElfW(Addr) relro_addr;
   size_t relro_size;

-  dev_t st_dev;      /* device */
+  int st_dev;      /* device */
   ino_t st_ino;      /* inode */

 #ifdef __powerpc__

Which is pretty straightforward... except that it's applied to every
architecture and only needed for sparc.  Which is why I didn't apply it
before.  I need to figureout why it's NOT working on sparc.  (Is dev_t a
short?)  Worse case scenario, I can throw an #ifdef around it...)

I updated dropbear in static-tools (there was a new release, and now the
repo is in Mercurial!), and I also updated the LFS bootstrap to 6.8 (7.0
is out, it's a todo item).  That's just background stuff while trying to
give sparc a little more time to resolve before putting a release out.
One more target that actually builds LFS to completion would be really
nice. :)

(In other news, toybox is showing signs of life.  See my blog for


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