LFS 6.3: chapter 6.11. Binutils-2.17 problems

Wolfgang Messingschlager w.mess at freenet.de
Sun Aug 3 12:47:39 PDT 2008

Frank Peters wrote:
> On Sun, 03 Aug 2008 13:51:34 +0200
> Wolfgang Messingschlager <w.mess at freenet.de> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I tried to build binutils version 2.17
>> cc1: warnings being treated as errors
> The problem is that gcc is treating warnings as errors.  This is
> because of the -Werror option.  If you eliminate this option the
> program should compile.
> FP
Hi Frank,

yes I know that avoiding the option -Werror will cause no abortion.
But I hate to compile programs which can use not initialized variables.
The result can be harmless or it can be a bomb.

Therefore I prefer to use either binutils-2.18 or correct the 2 programs 
with the uninitialized variables.
Do you think that building a LFS accoring to LFS book 6.3 with 
binutils-2.18 instead of 2.17 id dangerous? Is there any experience?

BTW. the make phase of binutils-2.18 has worked fine.


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