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Subject[PATCH] scripts/ver_linux : correct printing of binutils version

Currently scripts/ver_linux prints "Binutils" or other random
information for the version number in the "binutils" output line
on some distributions. This patch corrects that.

When I initially submitted a patch to correct that, I was not aware
that the output from "ld -v" could differ as much as it turned out
it can, so my original fix turned out to not cover all bases.
This patch works correctly with all the different "ld -v" output
that people posted in replys to my first patch, so it should be a
clear win over what we have currently.

Please apply.

Signed-off-by: Jesper Juhl <>

scripts/ver_linux | 4 +---
1 files changed, 1 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)

diff --git a/scripts/ver_linux b/scripts/ver_linux
index 8f8df93..27a5a21 100755
--- a/scripts/ver_linux
+++ b/scripts/ver_linux
@@ -21,9 +21,7 @@ gcc --version 2>&1| grep gcc | awk \
make --version 2>&1 | awk -F, '{print $1}' | awk \
'/GNU Make/{print "Gnu make ",$NF}'

-ld -v | awk -F\) '{print $1}' | awk \
-'/BFD/{print "binutils ",$NF} \
-/^GNU/{print "binutils ",$4}'
+echo "binutils $(ld -v | egrep -o '[0-9]+\.[0-9\.]+')"

echo -n "util-linux "
fdformat --version | awk '{print $NF}' | sed -e s/^util-linux-// -e s/\)$//

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