gcc-3.2.1 configury bug due to FSF binutils version string

Greg Schafer gschafer@zip.com.au
Mon Jan 27 23:10:00 GMT 2003


Hi Jakub

(cc'ing lists of affected packages)


The latest FSF binutils-2.13.2.1 release is being mis-detected by gcc's
configure script.


checking assembler hidden support... no

when of course it should be:-

checking assembler hidden support... yes

It is possibly due to the extra digit on the end of the binutils version
string causing the grief.  ie: binutils-2.13.2 does not suffer the same
problem.


The result of this mis-detetcion is broken __cxa_atexit support in glibc as
evidenced by failure of glibc's "make check"


I believe your patch from here:-

http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/gcc-patches/2002-05/msg01798.html

is related to this bug. Any chance you could revisit this?

Meanwhile, I'll open a gcc PR, once I've confirmed the problem is still
there on the gcc mainline.


Thanks
Greg



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