Fedora 11 Update: elfutils-0.144-1.fc11

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Fedora Update Notification
2010-01-15 21:20:38

Name        : elfutils
Product     : Fedora 11
Version     : 0.144
Release     : 1.fc11
URL         : https://fedorahosted.org/elfutils/
Summary     : A collection of utilities and DSOs to handle compiled objects
Description :
Elfutils is a collection of utilities, including ld (a linker),
nm (for listing symbols from object files), size (for listing the
section sizes of an object or archive file), strip (for discarding
symbols), readelf (to see the raw ELF file structures), and elflint
(to check for well-formed ELF files).

Update Information:

This update fixes several bugs in elfutils libraries and tools.  It also adds
the elf_getphdrnum function to libelf and the dwarf_aggregate_size function to

* Thu Jan 14 2010 Roland McGrath <roland at redhat.com> - 0.144-1
- Update to 0.144
  - libdw: New function dwarf_aggregate_size for computing (constant) type
           sizes, including array_type cases with nontrivial calculation.
  - readelf: Don't give errors for missing info under -a.
             Handle Linux "VMCOREINFO" notes under -n.
- Resolves: RHBZ #527004, RHBZ #530704, RHBZ #550858
* Mon Sep 21 2009 Roland McGrath <roland at redhat.com> - 0.143-1
- Update to 0.143
  - libdw: Various convenience functions for individual attributes now use
           dwarf_attr_integrate to look up indirect inherited attributes.
           Location expression handling now supports DW_OP_implicit_value.
  - libdwfl: Support automatic decompression of files in XZ format,
             and of Linux kernel images made with bzip2 or LZMA
             (as well as gzip).
* Tue Jul 28 2009 Roland McGrath <roland at redhat.com> - 0.142-1
- Update to 0.142
  - libelf: Bug fix in filling gaps between sections. (#512840)
  - libelf: Add elf_getshdrnum alias for elf_getshnum and elf_getshdrstrndx
            alias for elf_getshstrndx and deprecate original names.
  - libebl, elflint: Add support for STB_GNU_UNIQUE. (#511436)
  - readelf: Add -N option, speeds up DWARF printing
             without address->name lookups. (#505347)
  - libdw: Add support for decoding DWARF CFI into location description form.
           Handle some new DWARF 3 expression operations previously omitted.
           Basic handling of some new encodings slated for DWARF 4.
* Thu Apr 23 2009 Roland McGrath <roland at redhat.com> - 0.141-1
- Update to 0.141
  - libebl: sparc backend fixes (#490585)
            some more arm backend support
  - libdwfl: fix dwfl_module_build_id for prelinked DSO case (#489439)
             fixes in core file support (#494858)
             dwfl_module_getsym interface improved for non-address symbols
  - eu-strip: fix infinite loop on strange inputs with -f
  - eu-addr2line: take -j/--section=NAME option for binutils compatibility
                  (same effect as '(NAME)0x123' syntax already supported)
- Resolves: RHBZ #495213, RHBZ #465872, RHBZ #470055, RHBZ #484623

  [ 1 ] Bug #527004 - eu-strip -g does not catch .debug_pubtypes
  [ 2 ] Bug #530704 - [PATCH] libelf: fix writing out files where some sections follow shdrs
  [ 3 ] Bug #550858 - section [26] '.comment' has wrong flags: expected none, is MERGE|STRINGS

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update elfutils' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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