B19: gcc -r option broken?
Christopher G. Faylor
Fri Sep 4 22:38:00 GMT 1998
In article <email@example.com>,
Greg Humphreys <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>I'm trying to use the -r option for gcc to generate an executable
>with relocation information in it. It appears to be broken.
>When I run the resulting .exe, I get "This program cannot be run in
>DOS mode". Every PE viewer I have dies a miserable flaming death on
>the resulting .exe (I've tried three of them, including one I wrote
>It looks to me that the section headers are messed up (they have very
>large values for the section sizes), which makes the file impossible
>to parse (this is my initial assessment after looking at my own
>PE parser in a debugger). The fact that the stub program is being
>run by Windows is even more confusing.
>I really need to be able to include relocation information in my
>executables, and I'd like to continue to use gcc.
>I'm running Windows 98.
>Any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated.
Sorry. Your analysis is correct. This is broken.
Patches to fix this problem would be welcome.
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