[tor-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, TorBrowserTeam201803,       |  Actual Points:
  boklm201803                                    |
Parent ID:  #12968                               |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:

Comment (by gk):

 Replying to [comment:44 boklm]:
 > Replying to [comment:43 cypherpunks]:
 > > bump mingw-w64 ;)
 > Building firefox with `master` from mingw-w64 fails with:
 > {{{
 > i686-w64-mingw32-widl:
 type_alias_get_aliasee: Assertion `type_is_alias(type)' failed.
 > Aborted
 > Makefile:109: recipe for target 'typelib_done' failed
 > }}}

 Yeah, we should not do that right now, at least not until we found the
 issue why the crash is happening (fwiw I notified Jacek about it, see the
 stylo bug on Mozilla's bug tracker as a patch from him is causing that
 breakage). I think picking the latest stable that works and filing an
 upstream bug (making sure it is still unfixed) seems like a good idea to

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/16472#comment:45>
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