[Nix-dev] binutils problems

Vladimír Čunát vcunat at gmail.com
Tue Oct 1 20:48:56 CEST 2013

while I was hacking around phreedom's deterministic ar, I found two 
already existing issues in binutils:

1. Binaries in there are duplicated -- same SHA and different inode 
numbers for me. This issue doesn't seem serious, we probably just lose 
around 10MB, but it's in master already and it's a bit confusing that 
the nix expression claims to solve this.

2. The ld.gold binary has references to /lib paths to packages like 
bootstrap-tools. It's a colon-separated zero-terminated string, I have 
no idea where it comes from (yet). That is, the current stdenv in 
stdenv-updates is bloated by these dependencies (which may not be the 
only consequence).


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