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Subject: Re: Using gcc 4.4.0 to compile Rockbox

Re: Using gcc 4.4.0 to compile Rockbox

From: Alex Bennee <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2009 10:09:09 +0000

2009/2/24 Mark Allums <>:
> Thomas Martitz wrote:
> I used the Debian source for binutils, but there are patches that it comes
> with.  It was unclear whether they needed to be applied, or were already in
> the Debian version.  Anyway, I skipped them, and everything seems to have
> gone well.  That is something I need to look into further.
> I used the 2.19.1 binutils, which seems to be the latest.

I've come across bugs in binutils (2.18 IIRC) that caused it to
confuse some constants the broke a codec (AAC in my case). It seemed
to go away with 2.19 but I was unable to find the reason why. It may
be a heisenbug that gets moved around with patches.

Doing a binary diff of failing codecs built with the two binutils
showed up the bug.

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Received on 2009-02-27

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