Updated: binutils-20010914-1

Christopher Faylor cygwin@cygwin.com
Sat Sep 15 09:58:00 GMT 2001

I've made a new version of binutils available for download.

As usual, this release was generated from the current *CVS version* of
binutils.  Although it is an ancestor of the official binutils release,
it is not strictly based on that release.

The reason for this release is to deal with two problems found by members
of the cygwin and cygwin-xfree community.

This version contains fixes to detect pathological conditions when ld's
auto-import option cannot work properly.  The previous version of ld
silently produced buggy code.  This version issues an error and suggests
methods for dealing with the problem.

This version also has a fix for a memory leak condition which caused
ld or dlltool to mushroom in size when producing large dlls.

Thanks to Chuck Wilson, Paul Sokolovsky, and Ralf Habacker for their
efforts in fixing the above problems.

To update your installation, click on the "Install Cygwin now" link on
the http://cygwin.com/ web page.  This downloads setup.exe to your
system.  Then, run setup and answer all of the questions.

Note that we do not allow downloads from sources.redhat.com (aka
cygwin.com) due to bandwidth limitations.  This means that you will need
to find a mirror which has this update.

In the US, ftp://mirrors.rcn.net/mirrors/sources.redhat.com/cygwin/ is a
reliable high bandwidth connection.

In Germany,
ftp://ftp.uni-erlangen.de/pub/pc/gnuwin32/cygwin/mirrors/cygnus/ is
usually pretty good.

In the UK,
is usually up-to-date within 48 hours.

If one of the above doesn't have the latest version of this package then
you can either wait for the site to be updated or find another mirror.

The setup.exe program will figure out what needs to be updated on your
system and will install newer packages automatically.

If you have questions or comments, please send them to the Cygwin
mailing list at: cygwin@cygwin.com .  I would appreciate if you would
use this mailing list rather than emailing me directly.  This includes
ideas and comments about the setup utility or Cygwin in general.

If you want to make a point or ask a question, the Cygwin mailing list
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Red Hat, Inc.

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