linux kernel binutils vs FSF binutils

Jakub Bogusz qboosh at
Fri Oct 10 17:45:23 CEST 2014

On Fri, Oct 10, 2014 at 05:01:02PM +0200, Arkadiusz Miśkiewicz wrote:
> From Fedora binutils.spec:
> # Note - the Linux Kernel binutils releases are too unstable and contain too
> # many controversial patches so we stick with the official FSF version
> # instead.
> Do we want to follow?

How many patches does Fedora include against GNU binutils releases?
How many of them are included in HJL binutils?

> Our current binutils hang (assembler hangs) when building gcc 4.9.1 for 
> example and inddeed - there was no release for long time.

Have you tried with GNU binutils release?

Jakub Bogusz

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