Building gcc 12 cross-compiler with --enable-lto on FreeBSD fails

Chris Johns
Wed Jun 15 10:40:14 GMT 2022

On 15/6/22 7:56 pm, Richard Biener wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 15, 2022 at 11:27 AM Chris Johns <> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am trying to build a cross-compiler on FreeBSD with --enable-lto because a
>> chip vendor is using it when building controller software that is part of a system.
>> The build I am using symlinks gmp, mpfr etc as source so they are built as part
>> of the gcc build.
>> The mpfr package is reporting ...
>> build/mpfr/config.log:configure:17408: error: Link Time Optimisation is not
>> supported (see config.log for details).
>> Should the enable option be passed to these packages?
> You shouldn't need --enable-lto, it's effect (adding lto to the set of compiled
> languages) is already the default.  You can use --enable-languages=default,lto
> to achieve the same effect without getting the mpfr side-effect.

Oh that is great and I had no idea this is how it is controlled. I have rebuilt
my compiler and it is now building. Nice.

>> I have assumed the enable option for LTO is for the cross compiler and not the
>> host gcc?
> it's for the built GCC, enabling LTO support (but not for enabling
> building GCC itself
> with LTO).

It now makes sense. I will also update the RTEMS tools builds.


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