[lfs-support] glibc 5.7

Eleanore Boyd cara117 at cox.net
Thu Jun 21 05:21:56 PDT 2012

On 6/21/2012 5:57 AM, Tobias Gasser wrote:
> why are the CC= AR= RANLIB= not set for glibc?
> as far i can understand, glibc will be built with the hosts compiler and
> not with the new one build in 5.5 as the new one didn't install
> reachable with the PATH-variable.
> in 5.8 binutils and 5.9 gcc will be built with the new compiler by
> specifying the CC/AR/RANLIB variables.
> further on these variables are no longer required, as in 5.9 the
> compiler will be installed to be found in the path.
> i just built glibc with CC/AR/RANLIB set as in 5.8 and 5.9.
> meanwhile i've rebuild glibc in chapter 6 without any issues.
> is there a good reason to build glibc with the host compiler instead of
> building with the new one from 5.5?
> tobias
You should probably ask the developers this one, as unless the new 
version says otherwise, it's still a matter of taste and knowing what 
you're doing. Perhaps on some systems it would wreck them royally to use 
the new compiler instead of the host compiler.

The email list for developers should be something like 
lfs-dev at linuxfromscratch.org. I'd check on the site first, though, as 
you still have to subscribe to it.


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