[Python-Dev] Re: ATTENTION! Releasing Python 2.2.2 in a few weeks
Mon, 23 Sep 2002 12:48:24 -0500
Martin> Laura Creighton <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> Do you know when a fixed binutils is due?
Martin> The bug hasn't been acknowledged by binutils maintainers yet;
Martin> gcc maintainers report many problems with binutils, but have not
Martin> identified any specific problem.
Martin> So, unless somebody looks down into the details and studies the
Martin> resulting binaries, it may be a matter of months for a fix to
Martin> appear. Until then, binutils 2.13 should be avoided on Solaris.
Perhaps on Solaris the Python configure script should detect the presence of
binutils 2.13 and barf if it's found? Something like
if [ `uname` = 'SunOS' ] ; then
v=`as --version 2>/dev/null \
| head -1 \
| sed -e 's/.* \([^.]*\.[^.]*\.[^.]*\).*/\1/`
if [ $? -eq 0 ] ; then
# got the gnu version of as - Sun as doesn't grok --version
if [ $v = '2.13.0' ] ; then
seems like it should come close to working.