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Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:09:14 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Re: musl-gcc -m32 is broken

On Thu, Aug 27, 2015 at 12:58:21PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> On 08/26/2015 06:44 PM, Rich Felker wrote:
> >On Wed, Aug 26, 2015 at 03:16:22PM -0700, Andy Lutomirski wrote:
> >>Adding %{m16|m32:-m elf_i386} to the *link spec in musl-gcc.specs
> >>fixes at least the obvious failure for me.
> >
> >Can you clarify? musl-gcc's target is coupled to the target arch that
> >the corresponding musl libc was built for. Switching targets with -m32
> >and similar options is not going to get you correspondingly switched
> >libraries. Or am I misunderstanding what you're trying to do?
> I build for an i386 target on an x86_64 Fedora system using
> CFLAGS=-m32.  It built successfully and even seems to work, but
> musl-gcc ends up omitting -m32 in the link stage, so it tries to
> pick up the wrong libraries and fails to link.

I think -m32 should be part of $CC, not $CFLAGS. Then it should get
incorporated into the musl-gcc script.


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