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binutils

GNU binutils work mostly behind the scenes of Linux development, largely because GNU make and the GCC frontend does so many things automatically. Utilities include: ld as nm objdump objcopy nm ar ranlib strip c filt size addr2line and dlltool.

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  •  27 Mar 2013 21:16

    Release Notes: Support was added for AArch64, for the VLE extension to the PowerPC architecture, for the x64 Windows target of the delayed-load-library, and for the Renesas RL78 architecture. Other enhancements and various bugfixes were made.

    •  22 Nov 2011 11:43

      Release Notes: Support for the TMS320C6000 (TI C6X) processor family was added. The hppa/som targets can now be compiled on any host. Support was added for displaying the contents of .debug.macro sections. readelf can now display ARM unwind tables (.ARM.exidx/.ARM.extab) using the "-u"/"--unwind" option. A new tool, elfedit, was added. Many new commandline options were implemented, such as "--dyn-syms" for readelf, "--preprocessor-arg" for windres, "--dwarf-start" and "--dwarf-end" for readelf and objdump, "--interleave-width" for objcopy, and "--addresses" and "--pretty-print" for addr2line.

      •  04 Mar 2010 19:05

        Release Notes: This release contains fixes for regressions and serious bugs in 2.20.

        •  17 Oct 2009 13:42

          Release Notes: Support for delay importing to dlltool was added. gprof can now read symbols from a file. objcopy and objdump have received new output formatting options. Many other options were added or enhanced.

          •  06 Aug 2009 19:02

            Release Notes: Many new command line options were added. Support was added for thin archives, for SSE5 in the i386 port.

            Recent comments

            06 May 2008 12:22 dagobert

            Re: Wed Jul 25 11:16:13 MST 2001 binutils-2.11.2 is most current stable?


            > Anyone doing freshmeat releases for

            > binutils?

            How about you do it? ;-)

            Best regards

            -- Dago

            25 Jul 2001 14:17 kyles

            Wed Jul 25 11:16:13 MST 2001 binutils-2.11.2 is most current stable?
            Anyone doing freshmeat releases for binutils?

            08 Nov 1999 09:54 dismay

            ftp.varesearch.com:/pub/support/hjl/binutils
            wow i remembered my password.. anyway if you would have just looked around a little you would have found it.

            15 Aug 1999 03:04 rohan

            No RPM?
            The rpms also appear to be non existent...

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