Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 633574
[6.1 FEAT] Update to latest stable binutils version available
Last modified: 2011-05-13 08:40:18 EDT
1. Feature Overview:
Feature Id: 
a. Name of Feature: [6.1 FEAT] Update to latest stable binutils version available
b. Feature Description
This feature requests to update to the latest stable version of binutils if a version >=2.21 is
available at the time of code cut-off for the distribution release. The reason for that is that
there is a couple of feature needing small enhancements provided by 2.21, so that if it is update,
there is no need to have backports.
2. Feature Details:
Sponsor: LTC zSeries BOE
Architectures: zSeries - 64 native,
Arch Specificity: both
Affects Kernel Modules: Field does not exist
Delivery Mechanism: LDP Deliverable
Request Type: Toolchain - Enhancement from Upstream
d. Upstream Acceptance: In Progress
Sponsor Priority P1
f. Severity: ship issue
IBM Confidential: No
Code Contribution: 3rd party code
g. Component Version Target:---
3. Business Case
This feature will improve the serviceability having the same version as upstream, without needing to
maintain backport patches.
4. Primary contact at Red Hat:
John Jarvis email@example.com
5. Primary contacts at Partner:
Project Management Contact:
Hans-Georg Markgraf, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano, email@example.com
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-10-04 11:32 EDT-------
Code Upstream Status: In Progress
------- Comment From email@example.com 2010-10-12 08:29 EDT-------
Hello Red Hat,
we are starting now to work on the backports to provide you the code for 14th Dec. 2010.
Could you please let us know if you are planing to update binutils?
If binutils 2.21 is released before 14 Dec. 2010, do you plan to use it for RHEL 6.1?
Please let us know so that we do not work on a backport that later on might not be needed anymore if you update/rebase binutils.
Thank you for your support!
Gonzalo Muelas Serrano.
There are no plans to rebase binutils in RHEL 6.1, please proceed with backports for RHBZs 631540, 633377 and 633448.
Product Management has reviewed and declined this request. You may appeal this
decision by reopening this request.
------- Comment From firstname.lastname@example.org 2010-12-13 12:27 EDT-------
Accept the reject for R 6.1 - backports have been provided instead