[Aboriginal] binutils tarballs...

idunham at lavabit.com idunham at lavabit.com
Wed Sep 26 19:32:02 PDT 2012

Binutils release-style tarballs can _almost_ be built using

make -f src-release binutils.tar.bz2 MAKEINFO=makeinfo #or true

There will be a binutils-2.17.50.tar.bz2 file, but I forget whether it
lands in $PWD or ../

However, there is still one catch:
one file (something/*.texinfo, IIRC) isn't built.
You'd need to rename it or manually invoke makeinfo, then make again.

Also, you may want to check that all the needed files are included
(diff/sort -u the list of files in 2.17 & 2.17a for a general idea).  This
is allegedly the reason that the original tarballs got removed.

Isaac Dunham <idunham at lavabit.com>


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