An observation. I only see this on subsequent installs. The first always goes ok.
Another question. How do i switch to ld.gold? On Thu, Feb 13, 2020, 9:16 AM David Chisnall <gnus...@theravensnest.org> wrote: > On 13/02/2020 10:35, Richard Frith-Macdonald wrote: > > Is it a bug in the linker? > > It is, but it is a bug that shows up *only* with ld -r. LLD did not > support ld -r for a long time and that made no difference to over 90% of > the things in the FreeBSD ports collection. It is a very rarely used > corner case for the linker and so likely to be very poorly tested (it > also has quite poorly defined semantics, which is part of the problem). > > GNUstep Make uses this for 'subprojects'. We hit this early because > -base Additions is a subproject. These are compiled as .o files and > then linked to form a single .o file using ld -r. Most modern build > systems would typically just pass the list of .o files to the parent > project to link, but GNUstep Make tries to create a single subproject.o. > > It is good that -base tests this corner case of -make, because it would > otherwise hit external users, but I am not convinced by the value of > this option in GNUstep Make overall (though, as I have said before, I am > also not convinced of the value of investing time and engineering > resources in maintaining a custom build system that does not compose > well with any other project's build system). > > David > >