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Re: binutils-gold and symbols files

On Fri, 06 Nov 2009, Mike Hommey wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 06, 2009 at 12:44:31AM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> > As I received a couple of bug reports today about packages FTBFS, I installed
> > binutils-gold and tried to compile a few of my packages with it.
> > 
> > What I noticed is, that every package with symbols file, produced a lintian
> > error, as binutils-gold added new symbols, the most common one was
> > end@base
> > 
> > What's the reason for those additional symbol(s) with binutils-gold?
> Corollary: can't they be hidden ?

If necessary, they can be blacklisted by dpkg-gensymbols, it already
does that for a couple of internal symbols that the toolchain does add
automatically. Please file a wishlist bug against dpkg-dev with the list
of symbols in that case.

Raphaël Hertzog

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