[Pkg-haskell-maintainers] Bug#673081: binutils-gold breaks ghc linking stage

Joachim Breitner nomeata at debian.org
Thu May 17 21:36:00 UTC 2012


Am Donnerstag, den 17.05.2012, 12:58 -0500 schrieb Jonathan Nieder:
> Joachim Breitner wrote:
> > thanks. I’d like to avoid a ghc upload at this stage of the release
> > process, so this change will likely not make it into stable. Do you see
> > this as a major problem? 
> I think it's a serious bug, but it could be fixed after the release if
> you want.  Would it be problematic to make an upload that either
> changes the linker used to ld.bfd or (less pleasant) adds a Breaks
> against binutils-gold?

its rather the upload that I want to avoid, not so much the change of
the linker (which should be just a configure flag). I’ll think about it.

I’m not sure if I agree with the seriousness of the bug. What can a
program expect from calling “ld”? Is there some standard that lists some
flags, and everything else makes a program policy non-compliant?

I’d rather like to be able to transition the current set of Haskell
packages to testing first and then, if there is time before the freeze,
tackle this bug. For that, the severity needs to be lowered, though, as
otherwise nothing will migrate.


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