[ANNOUNCE] mkelfImage 2.0
ollie at sis.com.tw
Mon Jan 13 20:36:01 CET 2003
On Tue, 2003-01-14 at 08:19, Eric W. Biederman wrote:
> After a long and tedious grind I am pleased to announce version 2.0 of mkelfImage.
> New features.
> - One single binary
> - Itanium support
> - All of the code is in C.
> - New and exciting easter eggs (err bugs can you find them before I do?...)
> Available at: ftp://ftp.lnxi.com/pub/src/mkelfImage/mkelfImage-2.0.tar.gz
> rpms can be built with rpm -ta mkelfImage-2.0.tar.gz
> alien will make perfectly serviceable debs from those...
> The decision to go with pure C is that it is both relatively portable,
> and it reduces maintenance when I add a feature. I tried perl and it
> handles the interesting code only with the utmost protest. Adding
> checksums and other interesting pieces is much easier if it only needs
> to be both coded in one language, and usually the C implementation is
> much easier than the perl. Plus C is fast :)
Something off topic, the elfImage made by mkelfImage 1.1x can
not be recognized by 'objdump' but can be dumped by 'readelf'. Is there
any reason for this ? Is this fixed by ver. 2.0 ?
ollie lho <ollie at sis.com.tw>
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