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Recommended update for gcc

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(Last modified: 14MAY2003)


solutions Recommended update for gcc SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (044d58b989299b29dda504ed3d8d4d9a)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64

Package: gcc
cpp
gcc-c++
gcc-info
libgcc
libstdc++
libstdc++-devel
Release: 20030514
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This patch is needed for proper debugging.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

This patch fixes unwinding over sighandlers in libgcc_eh.a. This allows unwinding over signals which is needed for a proper backtrace implementation for debugging purposes. The dwarf2 mapping for AMD64 and some unwinding information generation problems that are relevant for future kernel usage are also fixed. Additionally the preprocessor define __amd64__ is defined for compilation of x86-64 aka AMD64 code in addition to the define __x86_64__.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh gcc.rpm cpp.rpm gcc-c++.rpm gcc-info.rpm libgcc.rpm libstdc++.rpm libstdc++-devel.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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