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Recommended update for package binutils


(Last modified: 30JUN2003)

solutions Recommended update for package binutils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (c9ddb270177123d95e6f71b45638584f)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries

Package: binutils
Release: 20030630
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using the GNU binutils should install this patch.



Problem description

This patch includes fixes for the following problems of the binutils package:
  • Unable to link objects with -lpthread if a global variable like connect, write, read, etc. exists.
  • Static linking of some special object files crashes the linker.
  • Dynamic linker error message "unexpected reloc type" or program crashes or malfunctions due to erroneous handling of hidden symbols.
The updated package contains the IBM patches 2002-07-04
(binutils- and 2002-07-25


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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