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Old 07-14-2003, 03:58 AM   #1
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Hi guys,

maybe some kind of stupid newbie question, but here it is:
i'm trying to build a lfs system, following the book from linuxfromscratch.org. it tells me to compile the binutils package with make LDFLAGS="-all-static" but this doesn't work (checking whether C/C++ compiler works: NO) how can i compile the binutils? using make LDFLAGS="-static" works, but how can i check whether it's compiled static-linked? i'm building from a slackware 9 install with gcc 3.2.2, binutils-2.14

what's happening??
 
Old 07-14-2003, 04:02 AM   #2
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owh, i've checked the CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS, but these are set to nothing... any solution?
 
Old 07-19-2003, 03:19 PM   #3
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Which LFS book are you using?

The message you mention sounds as though it's a part of the onfigure script. And based on that message, it sounds as though you don't have gcc installed, or it's not in your path.

As for it "working" with LDFLAGS="-static", that depends on the package. When trying to compile a specific package, the programmers tell it to look for specific flags. If it doesn't match what they expect, they ignore it, which might be what's happening here.

This is not conclusive proof, but look at the size of the binutils executables on your slackware system and compare them to the ones you tried to compile. If they're about the same size, then they aren't statically linked. If the LFS versions are significantly larger, then it did work.
 
Old 09-05-2003, 08:59 PM   #4
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i was having the same problem compiling binutils, expept i was typing " make LDFLAGS="-all-static" ", and was getting the same error, when i read you were using -static, i deleted "all" and ended up leaving the - so it was " make LDFLAGS="--static" and that compiled
hope this helps

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Old 09-06-2003, 11:52 AM   #5
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do

../binutils-2.14/...........
make configure-host
make LDFLAGS="-all-static"
make install
 
  


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