[ipxe-devel] Cannot build wimboot

Michael Brown mcb30 at ipxe.org
Tue Dec 26 17:29:15 UTC 2017

On 26/12/17 17:12, brent s. wrote:
>> hrm.. no, i didn't, at least not intentionally, and on the same version
>> of binutils...
>> let me try it on a brand new install. will reply shortly.
> i've confirmed that it fails on a fresh install of Arch, bare install
> (only openssh, grub, dosfstools, efibootmgr, and git installed outside
> of "base" package group), with aforementioned versions, same errors
> ("main.i386.s:470: Error: 8-byte relocation cannot be applied to 4-byte
> field" etc.) as previously mentioned in build log. no modifications made
> to binutils et. al.
> this occurs with both the "base-devel" package group and
> "multilib-devel" package group installed/used.
> anything else i can try?

I cannot reproduce your failure on a fresh Arch installation, sorry. 
You could try a fresh install in Amazon EC2 using one of the AMIs from


For reference, I get a successful build using ami-566eeb2f (eu-west-1).


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