On 08/07/2018 05:52 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
On 08/07/2018 05:51 PM, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
Hi Frank!

On 08/07/2018 05:41 PM, Frank Scheiner wrote:
I'm no expert in these matters, but as per e.g. [1] it looks like the target 
"a.out-sunos-big" is not supported by the used `objcopy`.
Yep, James already mentioned that on #debian-ports (you should really join now 

Not sure if I can find the time for all this, but I can at least try to... :-)

Upstream removed support for a.out and coff on sparc* and mips*, see:


Ooops and already happened in April. Would be cool if we knew the reason for this removal.

I sometimes wonder if it means more effort to (re-)port code to a specific architecture than to maintain existing code for a specific architecture.

Aha, COFF/A.OUT support for MIPS was already restored:


Hopefully this can also be done for sparc(64).

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