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Recommended update for binutils


(Last modified: 15NOV2007)

solutions Recommended update for binutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (7321fa6e052cd9d4db684d906c31b0a1)

Applies to

Package: binutils
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Open Enterprise Server
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11630
Release: 20071115
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

Bug fixes:
  • Fix stub relaxing [#289399].
  • Update sanity checks [#221880].
  • PowerPC ld -relax fix [#118529].
  • Fix patch for #48657 [#132219].
  • Correct handling of dot symbols for version scripts [#143533].
New feature: This implements a feature accepting the command line argument --dynamic-list FILE which is a controlled form of -Bsymbolic. C++ exception handling is broken when using -Bsymbolic, this option enables the user to exempt typeinfo symbols from -Bsymbolic effects, thereby not breaking exception handling.


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 binutils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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