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From: Kumba <kumba@g.o>
Subject: Re: Still Problems with compiling the kernel
Date: Sun, 01 Jul 2007 13:15:10 -0400
Mathias W. wrote:
> Hi,
> As I mentioned previously  without getting an answer 
> (http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-mips/msg_00589.xml) I'm still having 
> problems with compiling the kernel:
> 
>   LD      .tmp_vmlinux1
> lib/lib.a: could not read symbols: Archive has no index; run ranlib to 
> add one
> make: *** [.tmp_vmlinux1] Error 1
> 
> I've been always told to run binutils-config which I've done now a 
> thousand times. I tried to switch compilers several times. I even 
> emerged an old version of binutils (with USE="multislot") to switch to 
> (and back) - nothing helped.
> Has anybody an idea what to try before I'm going to setup the system 
> again from scratch?

I did hit the ldscripts error, which needed a fix in binutils-config.  But this 
ranlib-based one, I haven't hit in the last few times I've run catalyst to build 
newer livecds.  All I can say, is use crossdev to completely remove all traces 
of cross-compilers, then follow behind it in /usr and remove any left overs that 
might be remaining (usually in /usr/${CHOST}/*).  Then, remove all your kernel 
trees.

Remerge everything, using gcc-4.1.2 and binutils-2.17, and cross fingers.  Make 
sure you're running "make vmlinux" for 64bit targets (IP28, IP27, IP30) or 
vmlinux.32 for quasi-64bit targets (IP22, IP32).  Also make sure you have the 
latest crossdev too.

I can only think that this is residual goop leftover, possibly form that 
ldscripts bug.  Since catalyst stages nuke everything on a rebuild, when the 
ldscripts bug was fixed, I may've just skipped over this issue by the nuking. 
Cause else, this would be a kernel build failure, and I should've ran into it by 
now.

As a last afterthought, make sure mips64-unknown-linux-gnu-ranlib exists and can 
be ran.


--Kumba

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Gentoo/MIPS Team Lead

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do them because they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere."  --Elrond
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