Failure building gcc 4.4.1

Kevin P. Fleming
Thu Aug 13 20:01:00 GMT 2009

I'm trying to build gcc 4.4.1 on a Debian Etch system. I've unpacked gcc-4.4.1.tar.bz2, unpacked binutils-2.19.1.tar.bz2 into the same directory, unpacked gmp and mpfr (latest releases of each) and renamed the directories to plain 'gmp' and 'mpfr'. I then created a build directory parallel to the source directory, and ran

$ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/gcc-4.4 --enable-languages=c,c++
$ make bootstrap

This process fails with:

Making all in libsupc++
make[4]: Entering directory `/mnt/gcc/build/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/libsupc++'
/bin/sh ../libtool --tag CXX --tag disable-shared --mode=compile /mnt/gcc/build/./gcc/xgcc -shared-libgcc -B/mnt/gcc/build/./gcc -nostdinc++ -L/mnt/gcc/build/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/src -L/mnt/gcc/build/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/src/.libs -B/usr/local/gcc-4.4/i686-pc-linux-gnu/bin/ -B/usr/local/gcc-4.4/i686-pc-linux-gnu/lib/ -isystem /usr/local/gcc-4.4/i686-pc-linux-gnu/include -isystem /usr/local/gcc-4.4/i686-pc-linux-gnu/sys-include -L/mnt/gcc/build/./ld -I/mnt/gcc/source/libstdc++-v3/../gcc -I/mnt/gcc/build/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/include/i686-pc-linux-gnu -I/mnt/gcc/build/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/include -I/mnt/gcc/source/libstdc++-v3/libsupc++  -fno-implicit-templates -prefer-pic -Wall -Wextra -Wwrite-strings -Wcast-qual  -fdiagnostics-show-location=once  -ffunction-sections -fdata-sections  -g -O2   -D_GNU_SOURCE    -c -o array_type_info.lo ../../../../source/libstdc++-v3/libsupc++/
libtool: Version mismatch error.  This is libtool 2.1a, but the
libtool: definition of this LT_INIT comes from libtool 2.2.6.
libtool: You should recreate aclocal.m4 with macros from libtool 2.1a
libtool: and run autoconf again.
make[4]: *** [array_type_info.lo] Error 63
make[4]: Leaving directory `/mnt/gcc/build/i686-pc-linux-gnu/libstdc++-v3/libsupc++'

The system did not have libtool installed, so I installed it, but that had no effect.

Any thoughts as to what is going on here?

Kevin P. Fleming
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