Re: Attempt to fix #189031
Martin Loschwitz wrote:
> Hello fellow mips developers,
> i have made an attempt to fix bug #189031. But due to my lack of MIPS
> machines, i was neither able to build nor to test the packages resulting
> from my try. So, could somebody with a MIPS machine with Debian GNU/Linux
> unstable on it please step forward and build/test my packages and report
> afterwards whether they work or not?
> You can find the .diff.gz and the .dsc for my binutils package at
It looks like you've just applied my binutils patch which got reverted
in the meanwhile and replaced by a simpler (and probably temporary)
solution which also should help for problems like #189031. The reason
for the reversion of my patch was that it breaks NewABI handling. This
is probably not a problem for Debian, as Debian does not support
NewABI anyway. However, I think keeping close to upstream's version is
a good idea.
I'm working on a better solution, but the relocation handling in MIPS
binutils is a horrible mess, and it's very easy to break things in
non-obvious ways, so don't hold your breath.