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Month: October 2013

Re: [trinity-devel] TDE strict dependency on binutils in Debian Jessie/Wheezy

From: Michele Calgaro <michele.calgaro@...>
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 06:47:36 +0100 (BST)
> Hi Michele,

> explanation of very tight depending on binutils is simple:
> For easier detection of particular bug were incorporated into kdesktop_lock 
> function to generate backtrace (commit 786e248c - tdebase). Later the same 
> function incorporated into tdeio (commit a166b1da - tdelibs). And lastly, 
> both these functions were replaced with improved function kdBacktrace in 
> kdebug (commit a5ba7ad7 - tdelibs).
> This implementation uses for generate backtraces library bfd from binutils. 
> And this library is causing this problem with a very tight dependency. This 
> library is always one specific version and does not allow even a small 
> difference. For example on Debian Squeeze:
> For this reason, wherever it is used kdBacktrace => is dependent on libbfd 
> => 
> is so strict dependency on a particular version of binutils.
> The solution would be if instead of linking the library dynamically loaded. 
> But it can be a problem when that will happen in a crash handler => in an 
> emergency situation.
> -- 
> Slavek

Thanks Slavek, very clear!