GNU Binutils 2.40 released

Nick Clifton
Sat Jan 14 15:32:41 GMT 2023

Hi Everyone,

  We are pleased to announce that version 2.40 of the GNU Binutils project
  sources have been released and are now available for download at:

  SHA256 checksums:
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  As an experiment these tarballs were made with the new "-r <date>"
  option supported by the script.  This attempts to make
  reproducible tarballs by sorting the files and passing the
  "--mtime=<date>" option to tar.  The date used for these tarballs was
  obtained by running:
    git log -1 --format=%cd --date=format:%F bfd/version.m4

  This release contains numerous bug fixes, and also the following new

     * Support for more Intel, ARM, Risc-V architecture extensions.
     * Support for generating and reading compressed debug sections
       using the zstd compression format.

     * Support for the SFRAME unwind format.

     * Support for the CTF debug format.

     * The objdump tool now has an option to enhance its disassembly
       output by showing all of the symbols that match an address,
       instead of just the first symbol.

     * The objdump tool's disassembler is now also able to use colors to
       distinguish differents parts of each instruction.  This feature
       is only supported by a limited set of architectures at the

     * The linker (ld) has a new command line option to disable the
       generation of warning and error messages.  This can be useful
       when it is known that the link will not be successful, but there
       is still a need to create a binary.
  For more information see:;a=blob_plain;f=gas/NEWS;;hb=refs/tags/binutils-2_40;a=blob_plain;f=ld/NEWS;hb=refs/tags/binutils-2_40;a=blob_plain;f=binutils/NEWS;hb=refs/tags/binutils-2_40

  In addition there is now a GNU Binutils wiki site, which attempts to
  answer some of the more social needs of the GNU Binutils project.
  This is still a work in progress however, and its contents, format and
  location may change in the future:

  Our thanks go out to all of the binutils contributors, past and
  present, for helping to make this release possible.

  Nick Clifton
  GNU Binutils co-chief maintainer

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