install.texi and arm

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Gerald Pfeifer March 18, 2017, 9:46 a.m.
On Mon, 13 Mar 2017, Nick Clifton wrote:
>>> Okay to yank this?
>> Fine by me.
> Me too.

Okay, so I went ahead and committed the patch below.

> None.  Are you intending to replace the requirement with a more recent
> version of the binutils, or just remove the requirement entirely ?

This is mostly about removing references to versions of binutils a 
decade or so old.  It's hard to imagine that anyone would give any
such old version a try in 2017 and fresher and shorter documentation
faces a better chance of actually being consumed.


2017-03-18  Gerald Pfeifer  <>

	* doc/install.texi (Specific) <arm-*-eabi>: Remove old
	requirement for binutils 2.13.


Index: doc/install.texi
--- doc/install.texi	(revision 246253)
+++ doc/install.texi	(working copy)
@@ -3367,10 +3367,7 @@ 
 @end html
 @heading arm-*-eabi
-ARM-family processors.  Subtargets that use the ELF object format
-require GNU binutils 2.13 or newer.  Such subtargets include:
-@code{arm-*-netbsdelf}, @code{arm-*-*linux-*}
-and @code{arm-*-rtemseabi}.
+ARM-family processors.
 Building the Ada frontend commonly fails (an infinite loop executing
 @code{xsinfo}) if the host compiler is GNAT 4.8.  Host compilers built from the