4.5.2 build fails due to configure: error: Link tests are not allowed after GCC_NO_EXECUTABLES.

Oliver Kullmann O.Kullmann@swansea.ac.uk
Mon Jan 3 12:34:00 GMT 2011


after having switched from --disable--multilib to enable it (we actually need it),
on one machine I get

checking whether the gcc  -m32 linker (/usr/lib64/gcc/x86_64-suse-linux/4.3/../../../../x86_64-suse-linux/bin/ld -m elf_x86_64 -m elf_i386) supports shared libraries... yes
checking whether -lc should be explicitly linked in... no
checking dynamic linker characteristics... configure: error: Link tests are not allowed after GCC_NO_EXECUTABLES.
make[3]: *** [configure-stage1-zlib] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/csoliver/OKplatform/ExternalSources/builds/Gcc/gcc-4.5.2_build'

I find a discussion on a similar problem at


which ends in apparently saying that there is a gcc-bug which was not fixed for 4.5.2,
then proposing a work-around, but where this work-around doesn't appear in that e-mail :=(((

The above error concerns zlib (why is this? zlib is not mentioned as a prerequisite?), so it
might be different. The configuration data is (as I said, with --disable-multilib is worked
on that machine (though without java), while enable-multilib works on other machines


> gcc --version
gcc (SUSE Linux) 4.3.1 20080507 (prerelease) [gcc-4_3-branch revision 135036]

> uname -a
Linux cs-oksvr #1 SMP 2008-12-12 20:30:38 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Hope somebody can help here (Tobias Burnus, as mentioned in the above thread?);
it's quite a thorny issue to install 4.5.2.


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