Re: Cannot build linux kernel with binutils-

Alan Modra (
Tue, 4 Mar 1997 11:35:32 +1030 (CST)

> > The OBJDUMP_FLAGS are only used when encaps is present. I queried a
> > related objdumo problem and was told that encaps should not be used any
> > more and should be deleted from disk. If this is true, it should be in
> > Changes. Can anybody confirm?
> If this is true, why hasn't anyone deleted the use of encaps from the
> Makefile?!? Or, if there's a secret case where it's still needed, why
> Makefile been made (smart enough | configurable)?

The problem is that the makefiles are too smart. They try to
accomodate people with old binutils. Unfortunately, this trips up
people who don't read the binutils release notes.