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Subject: Re: Error building cross-compiler

Re: Error building cross-compiler

From: Jason Voegele <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2009 14:38:25 -0500

On Friday 23 January 2009 02:12:59 pm Jason Voegele wrote:
> On Friday 23 January 2009 10:49:44 am Mike . wrote:
> > I wonder if your gcc install is broken. Can you system compile other
> > programs?
> Well, it might not be a very good test, but I am able to compile and run a
> simple "hello world" C program. See attached script session for example.
> Can you think of a more thorough test of my gcc that doesn't involve a
> whole lot of dependency hunting?

So after a little more digging, it looks like it is a problem with the libtool
script that is bundled with binutils. Notice the error message:

/bin/sh ./libtool [snip]
libtool: link: `archive.lo' is not a valid libtool object

That libtool script is in binutils/bfd/libtool. I can reproduce the error by
changing to the binutils/bfd directory and executing the same libtool
invocation that is done by make.

However, if I replace "/bin/sh ./libtool" with "/usr/bin/libtool" (i.e. if I
use the libtool installed from the Ubuntu repositories) it works fine.

Maybe the version of gcc that I'm using produces object files that are
incompatible with the version of libtool that is bundled with binutils-2.16.1.
I'll experiment with some other gcc versions.

Jason Voegele
No matter how subtle the wizard, a knife in the shoulder blades will seriously
cramp his style.
Received on 2009-01-23

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