upcomming 0.2 release
robert at linuxfromscratch.org
Wed Jan 5 13:47:46 PST 2005
I found a minor bug in binutils-220.127.116.11.2 which didn't exist in previous
versions. objcopy's test is not using CC/CXX or CFLAGS from the make
environment. It's picking cc out of $PATH. I emailed hj lu and asked him to
I was able to build gcc/g++/libgcc completely with -fstack-protector-all for
the first time. I'm not sure if its because I added __guard_setup to ld.so,
but I'm very happy with it. Make check passed with it. I also added -fPIE to
the gcc CFLAGS in chapter 6, and defined LIBCFLAGS without fpie, and it
worked out perfectly. Again the tests passed.
I'm trying to use gcc -fpie where ever it is possible. I find setting CC="gcc
-pie -fpie" is better than using CFLAGS. That way we don't disturb the
default CFLAGS, or if you set them yourself they don't get reset. GCC in
chapter 6 is the exception. Using fpie only works in packages that have no
libraries. Many packages have libraries that are internal to the package,
fpie will mangle them.
The new glibc fstack_protector patch adds -fstack-protector-all all over the
place, so glibc's utilities, and sub-libraries, are guarded.
I tossed out the sspspecs and piespecs patches for Perl commands to modify the
gcc specs file. This is more portable and helps allow gcc's tests to pass.
Lots of really good changes today :)
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