Minor binutils annoyance

Greg Schafer gschafer at zip.com.au
Sat Feb 1 01:31:28 PST 2003


On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 01:29:06AM -0600, Tushar Teredesai wrote:
> Greg Schafer wrote:
> 
> >On a sidenote, the latest HJ binutils-2.13.90.0.18 reflect the latest
> >changes to the top level of the GNU tools build system. What this means in
> >practicality is that invoking configure only does a quick configure in the
> >top dir i.e. none of the subdirs (bfd, gas, ld etc) get configured. They
> >get configured during the make run. Unfortunately this breaks the LFS
> >build:-
> >
> ><snip>
> >
> >When I see stuff like this, I start to lean back towards the stable FSF
> >binutils for LFS. Wish I could make up my mind! :-)
> > 
> >
> If the changes have appeared in HJ's version, does that mean they will 
> also appear in the next FSF release?

Maybe not in the very next release, but definitely at some stage in the
future. The top level build system is shared by binutils. gcc & gdb. CVS
HEAD gcc (3.4) is showing the same "don't configure subdirs" behaviour.

Greg
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