Latest Binutils ld in Isadora 9 doesn't support sysroots

Bug #676765 reported by jdb2 on 2010-11-18
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Linux Mint
Clement Lefebvre

Bug Description

When I try to build something on Linux Mint 9 Isadora 64-bit and I pass gcc/g++ the --sysroot= option ld complains :

'/usr/bin/ld: this linker was not configured to use sysroots'

This is a bug as ld should have been built with the --with-sysroot option, which it wasn't. This makes it almost impossible to do cross-platform and/or 32-bit builds.

If I'm not mistaken, this has been fixed in the latest version of Ubuntu 10.10, so it should be easy to backport.

Here is my system information :

'uname -a' :

'Linux aleph1 2.6.32-24-generic #43-Ubuntu SMP Thu Sep 16 14:58:24 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux'

'lsb_release -a' :

'No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 9 Isadora
Release: 9
Codename: isadora

'apt-cache policy binutils' :

  Installed: 2.20.1-3ubuntu7
  Candidate: 2.20.1-3ubuntu7
  Version table:
 *** 2.20.1-3ubuntu7 0
        500 lucid-updates/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     2.20.1-3ubuntu5 0
        500 lucid/main Packages

Justin Krehel (jkrehel) wrote :

Thanks for reporting this jdb. I will assign it to someone and we will explore our options here. It's very much appreciated.

Changed in linuxmint:
status: New → Confirmed
importance: Undecided → Low
assignee: nobody → Clement Lefebvre (clementlefebvre)
jdb2 (jonathanbusby) wrote :

Thank. To be more specific the exact option that you need to pass to the GNU Binutils configure script is '--with-sysroot=/' -- this totally solves the problem. I have a custom built ld on my Linux Mint system with a symlink in /usr/bin/ pointing to it. I've had no issues.

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