NetBSD system static libgcc is too old and causing problems

Ian Lance Taylor
Wed Jan 19 15:26:00 GMT 2011

John Marino <> writes:

> Ian Lance Taylor wrote:
>> It's decidedly odd that gcc is linking against the system libgcc.a at
>> build time.  That should not happen.  gcc should always link against the
>> appropriate libgcc.a.
> Agreed.  That's why it took me so long to recognize what was
> happening. I wasn't looking for this possibility.  Is there another
> explanation that the software builds after eliminating
> /usr/lib/libgcc*.a ?

No, I can't think of one.  But this is clearly the thing to
investigate.  If you run gcc -v while doing a link, it will show you the
library search path.  The libgcc.a appropriate to that version of gcc
should be on the path before /usr/lib.


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