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trouble building gcc 4.7.2 w/binutils 2.23.1

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I'm trying to build GCC 4.7.2 with binutils 2.23.1 and am getting a compile error:

dwarf.o: In function get_TAG_name': /w/umoszkow/gcc/x86_64/binutils/../../gcc-4.7.2/binutils/dwarf.c:662: undefined reference toget_DW_TAG_name'
dwarf.o: In function get_FORM_name': /w/umoszkow/gcc/x86_64/binutils/../../gcc-4.7.2/binutils/dwarf.c:678: undefined reference toget_DW_FORM_name' dwarf.o: In function get_AT_name': /w/umoszkow/gcc/x86_64/binutils/../../gcc-4.7.2/binutils/dwarf.c:1867: undefined reference toget_DW_AT_name'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status

Any idea how to get around this build problem? My arch is x86_64 and my OS is RHEL4u8WS.

posted Jun 12, 2013 by anonymous

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Where you found that the gcc-4.7.2 and binutils-2.23.1 sources are in sync so that they can be combined and be built together?

A quick googling with this subject told in :

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1726042/recipe-for-compiling-binutils-gcc-together

the following :

"Doing this with gcc 4.7.2, with binutils-2.22 and contrib/download_prerequisites for gmp, mpc,mpfr; recipe works, but gcc fails to build with -flto, resulting in:
collect2: fatal error: cannot find 'ld'. To rectify that, make a symbolic link ld -> ld-new in your ...prefix/bin directory."

I don't know what the "contrib/download_prerequisites" says about the binutils version for gcc-4.7.2 if even anything but a simple sanity check with the release dates of the 1st src releases :

gcc-4.7.0 - 22.3.2012
binutils-2.23 - 22.10.2012

tells that the latter wasn't available when the former was released!

answer Jun 13, 2013 by anonymous
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