On Wed, Jul 9, 2014 at 9:07 AM, Maarten Brock <sourceforge.brock@dse.nl> wrote:
The only issue is that gputils uses .o instead of .rel object files and
thus you see no .rel ;-)

Ah ha.  Ok.  
However as sdcc doesn't understand the .o files  "warning 119: don't know what to do with file 'count.o'. file extension unsupported"
I did find the mentioned -V switch which shows the correct includes for gplink.
Is gplink supposed to be called manually to do the linking and produce the .hex?