Preparing for elfutils 0.161 - Dec 12/15

Vicente Olivert Riera Vincent.Riera at
Tue Dec 2 12:02:32 UTC 2014

On 12/02/2014 11:57 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Tue, 2014-12-02 at 10:43 +0000, Vicente Olivert Riera wrote:
>> I have one request for you. When you release the new 0.161, could you
>> please also add a version number to the portability patch?
> Sure I can do that. Thanks for the suggestion. Note that each version
> has its own directory on the download site, which already contains the
> version number. Just not the file itself yet.
> BTW. What are you using the portability.patch for? It really should only
> contain workaround for bugs in older linux kernels or glibc versions.
> Applying it will probably make your version less efficient than plain
> elfutils. I hope to eventually get rid of it.

We use it in Buildroot ( When the build system
tries to download a file called "elfutils-portability.patch", it can be
confusing because it can be already downloaded (a previous version) or
present in some mirror (a previous version as well), so when we upgrade
the elfutils version it may fail because it's trying to apply the old
patch. Well..., actually it fails the hash check :P

Vicente Olivert Riera
Graduate Software Engineer, MIPS Platforms
Imagination Technologies Limited
t: +44 (0)113 2429814

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