[Mono-bugs] [Bug 519300] New: [PATCH] Allow use of system libbfd/libopcodes

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           Summary: [PATCH] Allow use of system libbfd/libopcodes
    Classification: Mono
           Product: Mono: Debugger
           Version: 2.4.x
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: Other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P5 - None
         Component: backend
        AssignedTo: martin at novell.com
        ReportedBy: flameeyes at gentoo.org
         QAContact: mono-bugs at lists.ximian.com
          Found By: ---

Created an attachment (id=302945)
 --> (http://bugzilla.novell.com/attachment.cgi?id=302945)
Allow using system libbfd

User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US; rv:
Gecko/2009063000 Gentoo Firefox/3.0.11

The attached patch allows the user to request using the system copy of lbibfd
and libopcodes (the switch defaults to off so that the internal copy is used by

While there are very good reasons to keep the internal copy by default,
distributions like Gentoo prefer using the system copy of libraries, included
libbfd, whenever it makes sense.

For now the patch should be considered “experimental” (until I can make sure it
all works fine when bug #519295 is fixed), but I wanted to post it for comments
and reference.

If it's accepted, I'll take care of any update needed by the autotools code to
work with more recent binutils versions.

Reproducible: Always

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