bug in strip 2.9.4

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@eurecom.fr
Sat Feb 27 15:31:00 GMT 1999

strip 2.9.4 in Binutils-2.9 has a bug when stripping a file accessed through a link, on systems that open files by default in text mode (such as cygwin).
The new executable file has an incorrect length.

I believe the bug occurs in the file binutils/objcopy.c, in the function 
simple_copy. The open() and creat() below will open in text mode and the
copy won't be properly executed for binary files.

  fromfd = open (from, O_RDONLY);
  if (fromfd < 0)
    return -1;
  tofd = creat (to, 0777);


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