Major hppa binutils problem
As was reported here before binutils versions 220.127.116.11.7 and 18.104.22.168.8 have
a bug on hppa that causes binutils to generates broken executables. The bug is
also viral in nature in that if you build with shared libraries built with the
broken binutils, even if the broken binutils is not installed, the resulting
executables will still be broken.
Unforturately the Debian autobuilder built and uploaded binutils 22.214.171.124.7-1
so you may have "infected" your system if you did an apt-get upgrade. Also
several Debian developers had done so and then uploaded packages built with
the bad binutils.
Right now we are recommending that people revert to 126.96.36.199.1 available at,
Paul Bame has written a script you can run to check and see if your system has
any bad debs installed. Its available at,
Lamont Jones is working on scanning all the hppa packages in the Debian
archive to come up with a list of what packages are broken. Once he has the
list we will work on getting them all rebuilt cleanly and uploaded.
Until they have all been rebuilt/uploaded, DO NOT APT-GET UPGRADE, you will
infect your system. When everything is done and we've confirmed that the
archive is clean, someone will announce it's ok to proceed.
Matt Taggart Linux Development Lab
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