Commented out explanation binutils-pass2

Jeremy Utley jeremy at
Wed Aug 4 00:19:40 PDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-04 at 00:00, Ryan.Oliver at wrote:
> > Now that binutils has tests that are expected to fail, this is no
> > longer a valid means of determining an error in the testsuite.
> We may want to reconsider the use of FSF 2.15 in the book then
> and consider HJL
> So far Matt Bartley has reported no errors on i686-pc-linux-gnu.
> I can confirm no errors on x86_64-pc-linux-gnu.
> Something to ponder anyway...
> [R]

I can confirm this as well.  But is this small fact enough to warrant
using the HJL binutils instead of the FSF release?  That's something
Gerard or Matt has to decide.  Since we're in package freeze, I'd be
highly leery of changes without a REAL good reason for them.


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