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Recommended update for package binutils


(Last modified: 24FEB2003)

solutions Recommended update for package binutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (0907a367d0d2300629778057d73dea4c)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries

Package: binutils
Release: 20030224
Obsoletes: none


Everyone who needs PIC code with IBM's xlc compiler should install this update.



Problem description

The binutils delivered with SLES8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries do not handle GOT16_HA relocations on ppc32 targets. Subsequently, code compiled with -qipc=large switch does not link without this patch. -qpic=large is the equivalent to -fPIC switch of GCC.
This feature is required for the IBM xlc compiler suite.


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 -Fvh binutils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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