> Which basically said the elftoaout converts symbols to .text.
> "elftoaout(1) folds .rodata and .data section into text"
> How can I accomplish this using objcopy?
I do not believe that objcopy can do this (at the moment, anyway). What
you need is the ability to merge one section into another. One thing
that might work, although it is rather complicated and completely
Make a copy of the file.
In the copy use "objcopy --remove-section ..." to remove all sections
except say the .rodata section.
Then use "objcopy --rename-section
.rodata=.text,alloc,load,readonly,code,contents" to get a .text section.
Repeat the first three steps to get another file which contains the
.data section renamed to .text.
Now use "objcopy --remove-section..." to remove the .rodata and .data
sections from the original file.
Finally use the linker to link together these three new files, all of
which contain .text sections. The linker should now merge these
sections together giving you the output that you want.
Or you could just write a patch for objcopy that does all of this for you...