[Dwarf-Discuss] dwarfdump and compressed sections

David Anderson davea42 at linuxmail.org
Sun Aug 5 16:45:05 PDT 2018

Since recognizing compressed sections and reporting proper section names
came up
recently here I thought it appropriate to mention the following:

The new as of a few minutes ago libdwarf (dwarfdump) on sourceforge 
reports the actual section name from the object file
(in all cases unless I missed something)
and also adds the word 'compressed'
( separated from the section name by a space)
after that section name (when the section is
in fact compressed).

Clone anonymously with
    git clone git://git.code.sf.net/p/libdwarf/code

If you cp -r the source somewhere the new copy
may not configure or build ... with a strange message
about aclocal-1.15.  because -r does not preserve
Next time use cp -rp  !

At the top level:
   sh scripts/FIX-CONFIGURE-TIMES will
restore correct time relationships.

This and more is in the top level README.

Please report any issues to me.

Benford's Corollary to Clarke's Law: "Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced."

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