Major CVS LFS bug - binutils-126.96.36.199
dagmar.wants at nospam.com
Mon Jan 27 23:07:15 PST 2003
On Mon, 2003-01-27 at 20:56, Gerard Beekmans wrote:
> On January 27, 2003 07:51 pm, Ian Molton wrote:
> > it appears to have a failed test. surely a workaround is in order, like
> > our other packages?
> Sure a hack can be put into place as always.
> But more often we've seen that the HJ Lu releases fix bugs a lot quicker. It's
> even the preferred binutils release by the kernel developers. That ought to
> mean something too.
> It's not really jumping ship in the bad sense. It's just that every single
> time we find a problem with Binutils, it appears that the problem does not
> occur in the HJ release. This might lead one to believe that using HJ's
> release will prevent a host of future problems that might arise by using the
> standard GNU releases.
Point of clarification: there is no problem occurring in the GNU
binutils release this time. It occurs in gcc and glibc. Dropping back
to 2.13.2 seems a perfectly reasonable kludge to me, considering that
fixing the scripts in gcc and glibc is likely to cost someone a sanity
point. This "every time" business is a little misleading.
> > also, HJL binutils is NOT cross platform, the book is.
> I thought it was. True, x86 gets most fixes but I didn't think the other
> platforms were removed from it. Correct me if I'm wrong though.
I dunno about HJLs releases not being cross-platform, since he
originates fixes for a few platforms other than just x86 (he's a mac
daddy of assembly), but the fact that these fixes have only been tested
by one guy at the time of release should be cause for at least mild
I suggest a two-tiered plan of attack to save wear & tear on end-users.
For _now_, since we know that it won't cause breakage for binaries drop
back to 2.13.2. In the space of say, a week or two, once we're more
certain there's nothing ugly and scary in the _beta_ release HJL emits,
then change the book to use the HJL version in the interim while we wait
for the next boringly-stable and cross-platformly tested GNU binutils
with a less lengthy version number.
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