[arch-dev-public] [signoff] binutils-2.21 toolchain rebuild

Allan McRae allan at archlinux.org
Fri Dec 17 01:02:33 EST 2010

Here is a summary of the changes:

  - major upstream update
  - provide gold linker as ld.gold (default remains the usual bfd linker)

  - *minimum kernel version required = 2.6.27*
  - bump to latest upstream
  - build completely outside source directory
  - remove patches included upstream
  - update patch for origin privilege exploit from Fedora
  - keep scsi.h
  - provide gai.conf (FS#21742)

  - bump to latest upstream
  - remove scsi.h (back in glibc)

  - upstream update
  - removed de_DE check as
  - fix/clarify some pkgdesc values

  - gcc verbump rebuild

You can see the current toolchain testsuite status at 
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/User:Allan/Toolchain .  There are 
some failures there that I am still looking into, but nothing to be 
concerned about...

One binutils issues that people may want to keep an eye out for is 
http://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=12327 .  This only 
affects people building kernels with CONFIG_RELOCATABLE=y (not used in 
the Arch kernels) who will get a boot panic.

Other than that, the binutils update seems relatively issue free.  I 
have been running it on my system for the last week while waiting on the 
glibc and gcc releases without noticing any issues.


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