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Date: Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:08:20 +0200
From: Shiz <>
Subject: [PATCH v3 2/3] build: fix musl-targeting toolchain test

the old test was broken in that it would never fail on a toolchains built
without dynamic linking support, leading to the wrapper script possibly being
installed on compilers that do not support it. in addition, the new test is
portable across compilers: the old test only worked on GCC.

the new test works by testing whether the toolchain libc defines __GLIBC__:
most non-musl Linux libc's do define this for compatibility even when they
are not glibc, so this is a safe bet to check for musl. in addition, the
compiler runtime would need to have a somewhat glibc-compatible ABI in the
first place, so any non-glibc compatible libc's compiler runtime might not
work. it is safer to disable these cases by default and have the user enable
the wrappers manually there using --enable-wrapper if they certain it works.
 configure | 17 ++++++++---------
 1 file changed, 8 insertions(+), 9 deletions(-)

diff --git a/configure b/configure
index e3d4ab4..b07375a 100755
--- a/configure
+++ b/configure
@@ -237,17 +237,16 @@ echo "$cc_family"
 # Figure out toolchain wrapper to build
 if test "$wrapper" = auto -o "$wrapper" = detect ; then
+echo "#include <stdlib.h>" > "$tmpc"
+echo "#if ! __GLIBC__" >> "$tmpc"
+echo "#error no" >> "$tmpc"
+echo "#endif" >> "$tmpc"
 printf "checking for toolchain wrapper to build... "
-if test "$cc_family" = gcc ; then
+if test "$wrapper" = auto && ! $CC -c -o /dev/null "$tmpc" >/dev/null 2>&1 ; then
+echo "none"
+elif test "$cc_family" = gcc ; then
-if test "$wrapper" = auto ; then
-while read line ; do
-case "$line" in */ld-musl-*) gcc_wrapper=no ;; esac
-done <<EOF
-$($CC -dumpspecs)
-test "$gcc_wrapper" = yes && echo "gcc"
+echo "gcc"
 echo "none"
 if test "$wrapper" = detect ; then

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