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Subject: Re: sh-elf-objcopy creates _large_ archos.bin output

Re: sh-elf-objcopy creates _large_ archos.bin output

From: Paul Suade <>
Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2002 11:44:04 +0200

Take '' for Cygwin under WinXP. It works
for me.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Matthias Wächter" <>
To: <>
Sent: Saturday, September 07, 2002 10:25 AM
Subject: sh-elf-objcopy creates _large_ archos.bin output

> Hi folks!
> After successfully inserting and formating my new hard disk I immediately
> tried Rockbox _for_the_first_time_. Remember your first time with Rockbox
> (at least, remember your first time with Rockbox 1.3) and imagine what
> great feeling it is to have now a firmware deserving this
> classification... Finally: no unmotivated skips! Clever scrolling! Battery
> level meter! Usefull settings! On-going development! Open Source!
> Second action right after awaking was to install the sh cross compiler. I
> first installed it on my linux computer. I downloaded the current versions
> binutils-2.13 and gcc-3.2 (shouldn't I?) and compiled them both as noted
> in the Rockbox docs. All worked fine. Then came my first attempt to
> compile Rockbox.
> In short: after 'make' created a rather small archos.elf file (about 88
> kB) sh-elf-objcopy converts it into an amazingly large archos.bin of 151
> MB (!) - of course that's too much for the scrambler.
> Is there any known incompatibility with latest gcc and binutils? (Then
> maybe we should note this in the docs explicitly)
> I tried the cygwin-compiled sh-elf-objcopy from my XP machine but the
> behaviour is the same. Or may there be something messy with the ELF file
> itself irritating sh-elf-objcopy?
> As an intermediate solution I will continue by downloading the noted
> binutils and gcc version, hope that helps.
> Sehr Wus,
> - Matthias
> --
> "To get control over people, make them trust you.
> To make people trust you
> don't try to tell them the truth about history
> but make happen what you told them about the future."
Received on 2002-09-07

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