[syslinux] binutils (objcopy?) >= 2.26 breaks syslinux (bios) build

Ady ady-sf at hotmail.com
Sun Feb 14 09:08:55 PST 2016

> > Considering that a Mass Rebuild was already performed for F24, then an 
> > updated, patched binutils would probably generate new, working 
> > Syslinux-related packages. Otherwise, these packages for/in F24 will be 
> > probably failing.
> > 
> Binutils:
> "Enable -Bsymbolic and -Bsymbolic-functions to PIE"
> https://sourceware.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=binutils-gdb.git;a=commit;h=e20365c
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1308296
> Syslinux:
> "core: Clean up the i386-bios build"
> http://repo.or.cz/syslinux.git/commit/ff85905
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1308298
Except that those upstream links are not going to be enough to solve 
the issues in the downstream distros.

Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware... They need to get at least binutils 
2.26 patched and perhaps also the Syslinux-related packages. (Note: As 
I wrote previously, Debian and Ubuntu would need much more, regarding 
their Syslinux-related packages).

For F24, Fedora will also need to rebuild the packages. In other words, 
the relevant maintainers would need to be aware of this situation and 
then actually do something about it. See for example:


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