[tbb-bugs] #16472 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Upgrade Binutils to 2.25+ for Tor Browser builds

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#16472: Upgrade Binutils to 2.25+ for Tor Browser builds
 Reporter:  gk                                   |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  task                                 |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_revision
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  tbb-rbm, boklm201802,                |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201802R                          |
Parent ID:  #12968                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
Changes (by boklm):

 * status:  needs_information => needs_revision


 Replying to [comment:35 gk]:
 > I understand that part and that's not the thing that confuses me. Before
 the patch we had
 > "# remove hardening wrappers" but now we have "# Some of the hardening
 flags are causing the build to fail, so we overwrite the helpers with only
 the flags required to make the build reproducible." So, why do we have
 suddenly the need for the hardening option `-Wl,--enable-reloc-section`?
 Just because we need to deal with `--no-insert-timestamp`?

 Ah, I think we only need `--no-insert-timestamp` and not the other
 options. I will make a new revision of the patch keeping only `--no-

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16472#comment:36>
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