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Re: [Xen-devel] [PATCH] build: specify minimum versions of make and binutils

>>> On 18.01.16 at 17:53, <cardoe@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> To help people avoid having to figure out what versions of make and
> binutils need to be supported document them explicitly. The version of
> binutils that had to be supported was mentioned in
> http://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2016-01/msg00609.html 
> as 2.17. Knowing that Jan got these versions from SLES10 I looked up the
> version of GNU make from the same vintage (mid-2006) and landed on 3.81.

I'm afraid that same SLE10 has been using binutils 2.16.9<n>.<something>
and make 3.80. While (still building Xen there once in a while) I'd probably
not be in big trouble if we decided we don't want to support that old an
environment anymore, I don't think we can just go and document higher
versions than we so far allowed. We'd first need to settle on where to
draw the line nowadays (which then likely would mean a gcc minimal
version bum too).


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