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Re: [PATCH] Enable building glibc with gold.

From: Allan McRae <>
Date: Wed, 09 Jan 2013 16:18:55 +1000

> On 09/01/13 14:44, Carlos O'Donell wrote:
>> Which leave us with two courses of action:
>> (1) Don't support building with gold.
>> Given that there are regressions we should not
>> support building with gold at all. Knowing that
>> downstream distributions and users might build 
>> glibc with gold and ignore the testsuite results.
>> (2) Support building with gold.
>> Enable building with gold in order to help 
>> minimize the work required to test building with
>> gold. Downstream distributions can switch the system
>> default to gold and start diagnosing failures. As
>> a counter-point to (1) Debian's build system will 
>> fail a package build if regressions are detected in
>> the testsuite (prevents a gold build from being uploaded).
>> I'm inclined strongly to (2) because it enables developer
>> choice and makes it easier to test "new" technology.
> I also favour (2).  Any downstream distribution or user not checking the
> testsuite results is asking for breakage...

I agree.

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