default binutils - linker 2.15 versus 2.20

Rene Ladan r.c.ladan at
Fri Mar 26 07:19:07 UTC 2010

2010/3/26 CeDeROM <tomek.cedro at>:
> Hello world!
> I have problems building applications requiring ld 2.20 (located at
> /usr/local/bin) where ld 2.15 (located at /usr/bin) is being invoked
> with c++ (gcc4.2.1). Why there are two linkers on the system? Is it
> possible to update the default linker to version 2.20?
An upgrade is not possible because binutils switched to GPL3 after
version 2.17 and GLP3 code is not allowed in the base system.  One
possible solution would be to tell the applications to use
/usr/local/bin/ld explicitly.


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