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"ld" not working and "i386-rtems-gcc" not installing (MacPorts) on OS X 10.8.2 VMWare

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  1. mikebah

    mikebah Thread Starter

    Feb 12, 2013
    I have a fundamental problem and I know I will be told to revert to an older version of Mac/VMWare or just to Linux, but I'm so close to get everything working.

    Basically, I just want to be able to do work with assembly language for the Computer Science degree I'm doing at DMU. To do this I have to have installed:
    - Kate (KDE)
    - GDB
    - Insight
    - NASM
    - LD
    I have managed to install Kate, GDB and NASM (using MacPorts) with the ability to install Insight if I can get the linker (ld) up and running.

    Now, the main error message I got was through following these commands (in the Kate terminal) - my program being "eatsyscall.asm:"
    bash-3.2$ nasm -f elf -g -F stabs eatsyscall.asm
    bash-3.2$ ld -m elf_i386 -o eatsyscall eatsyscall.o
    ld: warning: option -m is obsolete and being ignored
    ld: file not found: elf_i386

    I ran "-m elf_i386" due to the fact I am running a 64-bit OS and Jeff Duntemann says so.

    I did an "ld -v," which gave me:
    @(#)PROGRAM:ld PROJECT:ld64-136
    configured to support archs: armv6 armv7 armv7s i386 x86_64
    LTO support using: LLVM version 3.2svn, from Apple Clang 4.2 (build 425.0.24)

    Following this, I basically searched for every MacPort containing "elf_i386" and "i386" and "gcc" and installed every one apart from "i386-rtems-gcc" of which I got an error when attempting to install:
    Michaels-Mac:bin michael$ sudo port install i386-rtems-gcc
    ---> Computing dependencies for i386-rtems-gcc
    ---> Building i386-rtems-gcc
    Error: org.macports.build for port i386-rtems-gcc returned: command execution failed
    Please see the log file for port i386-rtems-gcc for details:
    /opt/local/var/macports/logs/_opt_local_var_macports_sources_rsync.macports.org _release_tarballs_ports_cross_i386-rtems-gcc/i386-rtems-gcc/main.log
    To report a bug, follow the instructions in the guide:
    Error: Processing of port i386-rtems-gcc failed

    Have I gone about this the right way? I know it's a Mac retail version I got from a torrent and the video acceleration is not integrated as I thought it would be, but it's still a decent package and it's almost solved all of my woes following the dismissal of dual booting Ubuntu.

    P.S. I do have Xcode and XQuartz installed on this machine - command line tools are enabled.
    Also, if you need to know, I am running VMWare Workstation 9 on Windows 7 Premium (64-bit) on an 8GB RAM 750GB HDD Lenovo IdeaPad Z580.
  2. Triple6

    Triple6 Moderator

    Dec 26, 2002
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    Torrent eh? And on non-Apple hardware? That's two things that are not permitted here or by Apple's EULA therefore I'm closing this thread.
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