[PATCH 6/6] binutils: Update to version 2.37

Hauke Mehrtens hauke at hauke-m.de
Sun Nov 7 05:38:14 PST 2021

On 11/6/21 10:27 PM, John Thomson wrote:
> Hi Hauke,
> On Mon, 1 Nov 2021, at 16:54, Hauke Mehrtens wrote:
>>   PKG_NAME:=binutils
>> -PKG_VERSION:=2.35.2
>> +PKG_VERSION:=2.37
> I am seeing a problem compiling package/devel/binutils 2.37
> This is not showing on the buildbots, so not urgent.
> I opened an upstream bug report here: https://sourceware.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=28545
> I have some more details and a compile log there.
> I believe binutils 2.37 in install relink libctf is trying to use some host libraries first through
> -L/usr/lib (instead of cross-compiled); for libiberty.a, libz.so, and libz.a
> These is an upstream fix in master to avoid host libiberty.a in this relink, but not zlib
> The previous package 2.35.2 compiles without these errors.
> First error message in libtool: install: warning: relinking `libctf.la'
> /usr/lib/libiberty.a: error adding symbols: file format not recognized
> My host is Arch Linux x86_64 (which has libiberty.a, libz.so, and libz.a in /usr/lib). My target is ipq40xx.
> Compiling binutils packages as a (sub) dependency of iproute2 ip-full.
> An ath79 test build also tries to use host libraries, but skips the host libraries as incompatible.
> I can also see that the autoreconf is failing:
> autoreconf: running: /mnt/pool_ssd/code/openwrt/staging_dir/host/bin/aclocal -I /mnt/pool_ssd/code/openwrt/staging_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+neon-vfpv4_musl_eabi/host/share/aclocal -I /mnt/pool_ssd/code/openwrt/staging_dir/hostpkg/share/aclocal -I /mnt/pool_ssd/code/openwrt/staging_dir/target-arm_cortex-a7+neon-vfpv4_musl_eabi/usr/share/aclocal -I m4 -I . -I gas -I bfd -I opcodes -I gprof -I binutils -I ld -I libiberty -I gold -I intl --force
> aclocal.real: error: configure.ac:27: file 'libtool.m4' does not exist
> autoreconf: /mnt/pool_ssd/code/openwrt/staging_dir/host/bin/aclocal failed with exit status: 1
> Cheers,
Hi John,

Stijn reported a similar problem with gdb on his Gentoo system on IRC, 
see this error:

For me both packages are compiling file on Debian stable.

I just stared my Arch Linux system and will try to reproduce the problem.


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