Before Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy), the /usr/bin/ld symlink was pointing to ld.gold when the binutils-gold package was installed. Gold now comes with the binutils package itself, and it installs the /usr/bin/ld symlink pointing to ld.bfd. Is there some hard reason for that? Since I need to use gold, can I change the symlink? Is it going to break something?

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    I think it'd breaks things, as described here: stackoverflow.com/a/3476562/2319964
    – Donarsson
    Feb 19, 2014 at 2:41
  • @Donarsson upvote for the link
    – Elder Geek
    May 7, 2014 at 20:19
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    I edited the question to make it not specific to saucy. It is still a valid question for newer Ubuntu releases, so please consider reopening.
    – nwellnhof
    Dec 4, 2015 at 14:05