[Bug 271475] security/nss: investigate dropping binutils

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Date: Wed, 17 May 2023 21:57:31 UTC

            Bug ID: 271475
           Summary: security/nss: investigate dropping binutils
           Product: Ports & Packages
           Version: Latest
          Hardware: Any
                OS: Any
            Status: New
          Severity: Affects Only Me
          Priority: ---
         Component: Individual Port(s)
          Assignee: gecko@FreeBSD.org
          Reporter: throwaway_vthgwq4@protonmail.com
          Assignee: gecko@FreeBSD.org
             Flags: maintainer-feedback?(gecko@FreeBSD.org)

Chimera Linux applied patch [1] to allow build without binutils.

Consider pulling [1] from cports, as this would allow to build NSS when LLVM IR
is generated which is not understood by binutils. This is prerequisite for e.g.
ThinLTO (LTO (fat LTO) != ThinLTO) or -fsanitize for CFI.

I can't test build or runtime at the moment, but NSS with [1] applied used to
build on Gentoo here (musl + LLVM without binutils or gcc, global ThinLTO). 


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