Introduction to elfutils

The elfutils package contains a set of utilities and libraries for handling ELF (Executable and Linkable Format) files.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/elfutils

Installation of elfutils

Install elfutils by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --program-prefix="eu-" &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--program-prefix="eu-": This switch renames installed programs to avoid conflict with Binutils programs installed in LFS.


Installed Programs: eu-addr2line, eu-ar, eu-elfcmp, eu-elflint, eu-findtextrel, eu-ld, eu-make-debug-archive, eu-nm, eu-objdump, eu-ranlib, eu-readelf, eu-size, eu-stack, eu-strings, eu-strip, and eu-unstrip
Installed Libraries: libasm.{a,so}, libdw.{a,so}, libebl.a, libelf.{a,so}, and some for different architectures under /usr/lib/elfutils
Installed Directories: /usr/include/elfutils and /usr/lib/elfutils

Last updated on 2015-09-10 04:58:46 +0000