Explaining diff HJL <=>FSF binutils (WAS: RE: binutils deps)
bryan at kadzban.is-a-geek.net
Tue Jan 25 09:38:38 PST 2005
On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 01:14:36PM +0100, Gueven Bay wrote:
> Can someone explain the differences between HJL and FSF binutils, please?
Already done. ;-)
The PLFS hint that Greg and Ryan wrote (which is no longer applicable to
LFS 5.0 or above; it was integrated into the book at LFS 4.0 or 5.0) had
some remarks on the differences:
The comparison is near the end.
> Why was there a fork (or a seperate development) of such a important packet?
Probably so that users would have a version that more closely follows
binutils CVS HEAD (it's not truly a fork, since they both come from the
same CVS codebase). But I wasn't around when HJL started providing this
package, so I don't know the reason for sure.
> Who (or what) is HJL?
H. J. Lu. He's been hacking Linux for quite some time, though I can't
think of anything else that he's done offhand.
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