there's a project called binutils in p4 but i don't know anything about it (version, status, etc.). the problem with binutils from the portsdir is that even when it's installed gcc still uses the the base-binaries because gcc is statically linked. so in order to use the binutils from the ports dir you also have to install a gcc port (which gets linkey dynamically).
a very dirty workaround is to install binutils from the ports, rename the base binary you don't want to use anymore and instead create a link to /usr/local/bin/*. here's an example. this way i could build mplayer with sse3 support. although the base gcc (4.2.1 in my case running 9-current) supports sse3, the base GNU assembler version (2.15) doesn't. what i did was to install the binutils port, `mv /usr/bin/as /usr/bin/as_old` and `ln -s /usr/local/bin/as /usr/bin/as`. now the base gcc picks up the new GNU assembler binary. cheers. alex oh...and i agree: binutils should be updated. actually a lot of base code needs to be updated. some of it hasn't been touched for over a decade. ;) _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"