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Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2021 20:24:38 -0400
From: Jeffrey Walton <>
Subject: Re: Newbie cross compiling with LLVM

On Mon, Oct 11, 2021 at 7:55 PM Matt Andrews <> wrote:
> >> How do I specify which linker to use?
> >
> >LD. Also see
> Looking at the ./configure for musl (which is not based on autoconf according to the docs), there is no mention of LD. Setting LD for ./configure and/or the call to make still results in the error.
> Who calls the linker? The compiler or make? Shouldn't clang know where it's linker is? How to tell clang which linker to use?

You can have the compiler driver call the linker for you by specifying
-o with an output file name. In that case, $CC or $CXX will drive the
link. And in this case, your LDFLAGS should prefix options with -Wl to
tell the compiler driver the option is for the linker.


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