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I'm trying to compile lockvt with gcc 2.7.0 on an ELFed system.
I get the following message during compilation:

bfd assertion fail /opt/release/pub/bin/binutils/bfd/elf32-i386.c:624

Any ideas what this assertion is testing for, and thus what might be

I went through the source code and isolated the line that's causing
it.  It's a character array declaration that follows a number of
other array declarations.  When I comment it out (and the two references
to it), the compile is clean.  Put the declaration in and I get the

If I need to provide any more info, please let me know.  Running on
Linux 1.2.13; at the very least, "hello world" compiles fine (as does
the source for lockvt without the offending line).

You can email me at jhiller @ if that's more convenient.


 Fri, 03 Apr 1998 03:00:00 GMT   
 Assertion Failure in Compilat

James B. Hiller ( wrote:
: Hi!

: I'm trying to compile lockvt with gcc 2.7.0 on an ELFed system.

OOPS - typo in the app name - it's "lockvc", current version - 1.8,
I believe.  Doesn't affect the error, though  :)


 Fri, 03 Apr 1998 03:00:00 GMT   
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