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From: Duncan <1i5t5.duncan@×××.net>
To: gentoo-dev@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-dev] What's up with the binutils (arch unstable) downgrade?
Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 09:53:20
1 Emerge is asking me to downgrade binutils (I'm running unstable/~), and
2 I'm wondering what's up.
4 These entries from the changelog say what happened, but aren't very
5 helpful figuring out why.
7 24 Jul 2004; Travis Tilley <lv@g.o>
8 binutils- removing ~amd64 keyword
10 08 Jul 2004; Travis Tilley <lv@g.o>
11 binutils- adding ~amd64 keyword for wider testing
13 In addition, I did a quick bugzilla search using "ALL binutils" and found
14 nothing mentioning that version and amd64. Thus, I'm as in the dark as I
15 was before.
17 There's a couple reasons I'm asking.
19 1) Altho it's partly a BIOS setting I just tweaked, my system seems more
20 stable than it's been since I got it, in EITHER Gentoo or Mandrake. It'd
21 be nice to /keep/ it that way, which means I'm a bit hesitant to touch
22 something that seems to be working fine.
24 2) I just a couple days ago emerged the new KDE 3.3.0_beta2, without
25 seeming issue, and it'd be nice to know if whatever is causing this
26 downgrade will affect that, security-wise or otherwise.
28 I've also just compiled and installed kernel 2.6.8-rc2, which again may
29 have something to do with the stability it seems I've got right now.
30 Again, since binutils are used in that process, am I now running a faulty
31 kernel?
33 If the binutils seems to work, does that mean I'm in the clear? Are there
34 just a few packages it has trouble with (which ones)? What's up?
36 I've kept my now arch keywordless binutils, pending a bit more info.
38 One more line describing /why/ the testing failed, causing the keyword
39 revocation, would likely have been /incredibly/ helpful.
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