[lfs-dev] gcc 4.8.0

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Mar 26 13:32:11 PDT 2013

Pierre Labastie wrote:
> Hi,
> gcc 4.8.0 release has been out for a couple of days. I have built
> current lfs with it, using the method 2) described in my message of
> January 10. The nice thing is that now libstdc++ can be built
> standalone, so that you do not need to keep the gcc build tree around.
> Let me recall how it works:
>    - Build binutils-pass1 as in the book.
>    - Build gcc-pass1 with --enable-languages=c,c++
> and --disable-stdc++-v3. Thus we have a C++ compiler, and no library.
>    - Build glibc as per book instructions. It uses only the C compiler and
> the static libgcc as usual
>    - Build libstdc++-v3: build in an out of source directory:
> change to that dir, run ../gcc-<version>/libstdc++-v3 configure (see
> options in attached patch
> then make and make install, "et voila".
>    - Finish with binutils-pass2 and gcc-pass2 (adding CXX=$LFS_TGT-g++)
> Building glibc first does not work on a lot of distros, so I forgot
> about it.
> The tests in chapter 6 are very clean (no errors in glibc except the
> ignored ones), only one in gcc libmudflap.
> Building libstdc++ does not take much time (0.5 SBU), but of course the
> gcc tests take longer (upstream keeps adding them) and the chapter 6 gcc
> needs more than 2G on the disk.
> If somebody wants to try the patch with jhalfs, it needs a patch:

So far the changes are working for me.  I'm though Chapter 5 and testing 
Chapter 6.  I'd say go ahead and commit the jhalfs change.

I am also doing a test with updates to kernel, file, diffutils, 
procps-ng, and systemd at the same time, so the current iteration may 
not be perfect.

   -- Bruce

   -- Bruce

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