GnuTLS 2.9.12 - third and final (?) release candidate for 2.10.0

Simon Josefsson simon at
Mon Jun 21 09:55:02 CEST 2010

Andreas Metzler <ametzler at> writes:

> On 2010-06-18 Simon Josefsson <simon at> wrote:
>> Andreas Metzler <ametzler at> writes:
> [...]
>>> a workaround for would be nice, 2.9.x
>>> does not build on mips(el). (See e.g.
>> That is a toolchain bug on mips(el), and we don't know how to work
>> around it in GnuTLS.
>> I'm not sure I see why we should work around it either, the bug affects
>> so many debian packages now (coreutils, m4, unistring, libidn, ...) so
> Fair enough. I have worked around the issue now by building without -g
> on mips(el), which seems to have been a success:

That makes the libgnutls26-dbg package useless, which it doesn't have to
be if instead self checks are disabled.  But this only affects mips(el)
users so I don't care strongly...

>> the proper fix is to fix the bug in binutils.
> Afaiu the bug is actually in gcc-4.4 (4.5 is supposed to be ok).

The patch says the problem also affects x86_64, but I haven't seen any
evidence of this.  So I wonder what makes this bug only appear on


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