On Apr 29, 2014, at 10:23 PM, Julian Elischer <jul...@freebsd.org> wrote:

> On 4/30/14, 10:36 AM, Julian Elischer wrote:
>> In our 8.0 based systems at $JOB our build environment made heavy use of the 
>> --sysroot option in gcc and ld.
>> We are trying to move up to a newer release but suddenly the --sysroot 
>> option has disappeared.
>> we get the message "/usr/bin/ld: this linker was not configured to use 
>> sysroots"
> more spefically the following command (from 'configure') fails on "near 9"
> and succeeds on 8.0.
> configure:3352: /usr/bin/gcc -Wall -Wno-unused-parameter  -nostdinc -isystem 
> /usr/build/buildroot/tools/x86_gcc4.2.4/usr/include --sysroot 
> /usr/build/buildroot/tools/x86_gcc4.2.4 -Wall -Wno-unused-parame
> ter  -nostdinc -isystem /usr/build/buildroot/tools/x86_gcc4.2.4/usr/include 
> --sysroot /usr/build/buildroot/tools/x86_gcc4.2.4  --sysroot 
> /usr/build/buildroot/tools/x86_gcc4.2.4 -L/usr/build/buildroot/too
> ls/x86_gcc4.2.4/lib -L/usr/build/buildroot/tools/x86_gcc4.2.4/usr/lib 
> conftest.c >&5
>> Does anyone know what happened?  and when, and by who?
>> I have looked in the Makefiles and configuration files in SVN and I can't 
>> see a change that would have done this..
>> of course the building of these tools is rather complex so I may have missed 
>> some place..

Yea, I looked too and don’t see anything. I thought it was broken in more like 
2005 not 2011. You’re only hope is to bisect the tree down to the change that 
caused it…


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