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Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2017 11:57:44 -0400
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: musl-cross-make doesn't install gcc binaries

On Mon, Oct 02, 2017 at 04:57:16PM +0200, Didier Kryn wrote:
>     Hello musl fans.
>     Since this is my first message to this list, let me introduce
> myself. I'm a retired physicist and Linux hobyist. In 2014, I
> started to build a gcc-musl toolchain to run on Debian Wheezy. It
> took me about two years of try-and-fail learning because I had the
> ambition that my gcc understands C, C++ *and* Ada. I started from a
> combination of tools from Sabotage-Linux and Debian and finaly was
> able to build a gcc-4.7 toolchain statically linked against
> musl-1.1.5. I have now created a full-featured development platform
> based on that toolchain, in a chroot. This platform can re-build
> itself from sources and most applications are static binaries.
>      I have recently discovered the existence of musl-cross-make and
> thought it would be a great way to upgrade my toolchain (forgetting
> temporarily Ada). I downloaded it in my musl chroot. It built
> without error, which is a pretty new experience for me -
> congratulations! But, after make install, only binutils' binaries
> are installed:
> /# ls /usr/pkg/x86_64-linux-musl
> bin  include  lib
> /# ls /usr/pkg/x86_64-linux-musl/bin
> ar  as  ld  ld.bfd  nm  objcopy  objdump  ranlib  readelf  strip
>     The gcc binaries seem to be in
> musl-cross-make/build/local/x86_64-linux-musl/obj_toolchain/gcc
> (cc1,  cc1plus,  gcc-ar,  gcc-cross etc). Are these the final gcc
> binaries or intermediate tools?

What "make install" command line did you use, and what options (if
any) in config.mak? You need to specify the output directory where the
toolchain will be installed; it would not appear under /usr/pkg unless
you configured it as such.


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