binutils deps

Robert Connolly robert at
Mon Jan 24 17:25:39 PST 2005

On January 24, 2005 07:42 pm, Jeremy Utley wrote:
> Bruce Dubbs wrote:
> > Robert Connolly wrote:
> >> Hello. In 6.0/6.1-testing it says:
> >> Binutils installation depends on: Bash, Coreutils, Diffutils, GCC,
> >> Gettext, Glibc, Grep, Make, Perl, Sed, and Texinfo
> >>
> >> But HJL Binutils also depends on m4, bison, and flex.
> >
> > IIRC, LFS doesn't use HJL Binutils.
> >  -- Bruce
> Actually, starting with LFS 6.0, we are using the HJL binutils, because
> it passes testsuites while stock 2.15 doesn't.
> -J-

FSF was under a lot of pressure to release 2.15, and it wasn't really 
finished. They released it too early, or maybe too late. They did it at a 
time when toolchain features were changing in both gcc and glibc. I expect 
2.16 to be more usable, but I don't expect it until after gcc4 (autumn/winter 
2005). FSF Binutils is generally better for us, it gets a better audit than 
HJL's, but 2.15 is an exception.

But anyway, I've had a couple people show me build errors with binutils-pass1 
because they didn't have bison installed on their host. It would be prudent 
to add m4/bison/flex to the deps list.


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