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Re: RFC: Add zlib source to src CVS resposity
- From: Alan Modra <amodra at gmail dot com>
- To: Nick Clifton <nickc at redhat dot com>
- Cc: Binutils <binutils at sourceware dot org>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, GDB <gdb at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:25:50 +1030
- Subject: Re: RFC: Add zlib source to src CVS resposity
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On Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 05:13:44PM +0000, Nick Clifton wrote:
> * We have to make sure that zlib will build on all of the
> hosts that we care about. Should the situation arise
> where the zlib does not build on a particular host, and
> the zlib maintainers are not interested in making it
> build there, then it will be down to us to fix it. Or
> else abandon compression support on that host.
This would mean we need to keep machinery to conditionally compile
in compressed debug support, removal of said support being HJ's stated
reason for importing zlib.
I'm against importing zlib into binutils, and I think we should keep
support of compressed debug sections conditional, to avoid potential
bootstrap problems or circular dependencies.
Australia Development Lab, IBM