The last version of binutils that brickOS works with ATM
is 2.12 - i.e. rather old. There are 2 issues.
1) binutils-2.12.1 introduced a bug in its symbolsrec
code during a rewrite. FIXED as of 2.13.2.
2) Memory allocation was reworked in binutils-2.13. This
changed a mostly benign buffer overrun to a segfaulting
overrun. The problem is that binutils mishandles certain
targets (including h8300-coff) when outputing to srec.
The workaround is to compile to coff, and then objcopy
to symbolsrec (or someone keen could make makelx
NB: As of binutils 2.13.2, the error condition is detected,
and binutils dies with:
h8300-hms-ld: cannot handle R_MEM_INDIRECT reloc
when using symbolsrec output
instead of segfaulting.
Some binutils person might fix this in a later release, but
at the moment, brickOS still won't build fully with latest
A patch to Makefile.user is attached.
Note: --oformat h8300-coff is used to override
Maybe genlds should be changed instead to not write
this line, but I leave that up to the maintainers.
Log in to post a comment.