In message <19981109140341.D541@uni-koblenz.de>, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>I've been asked if I recommend an upgrade to binutils 2.9.x when I recently
>posted patches. No, at this time I even disrecommend an upgrade since
>binutils 18.104.22.168.4 have been the most buggy binutils version I touched since
>a long, long time. Rebuilding glibc 2.0.99 triggers more than 3000 lines
>warning messages for failed assertions in elf32-mips.c, I get core dumps and
>all sorts of sick effects.
Does this happen even without versioning? My experience with the ARM was that
when we tried to start using symbol versioning it showed up various problems
in our ELF backend (basically various invalid assumptions). All were easy to
fix but gave symptoms like yours initially.