libstdc++/3497: after build problem

Phil Edwards
Mon Jul 2 13:19:00 GMT 2001

On Mon, Jul 02, 2001 at 09:09:53PM +0100, Joseph S. Myers wrote:
> On 2 Jul 2001 wrote:
> >     This is a binutils problem; there is a series of versions
> >     of binutils which don't work, and the missing __dso_handle
> >     symbol is the symptom.  You should either downgrade your
> >     binutils to an older version, or (preferably) upgrade to a
> >     newer version, such as 2.12.

I meant 2.11.2 there, oops.

> Closing a PR is hardly a complete fix to this problem - if some binutils
> versions don't work, we should test for the bug in configure and refuse to
> configure with broken binutils.  If the requirement for recent binutils is
> platform-independent, we should also document it generally in
> doc/install.texi and remove the documentation under specific targets
> mentioning various old versions that are required.

The .hidden bug has been showing up for more than a year on gcc-bugs;
"upgrade your binutils" is what's always been said.  This particular
problem is not a priority for me.


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new language that has not been used, free from repetition, not an utterance
which has grown stale, which men of old have spoken.
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