> - manually rebuild binutils 2.8.1 + patch. When configuring binutils
> 2.8.1 do not use the --enable-shared option, it will make binutils
> 2.7 generate bad libraries.
Done that. I get a static and apparently workable binutils if I also turn
gcc optimisation off (otherwise gcc dumps)
> - install the binutils just built
> - You should now be able to rebuild the rpm without problems
gcc still dumps, if I fix that I get back to the original problem. This
is the 2.8.1 off sgi.com and has a "mips patch" listed in the spec file.
Im guessing the gcc one is a link bug that damaged gcc just slightly - zsh
also dumps gcc.