binutils check failure : ld-bootstrap

Ben Bryant bryant_ben at
Tue Feb 17 09:54:24 PST 2004

If I continue anyway, the next package - coreutils - fails *its* check.  Is
there any documentation on what this test is checking?  Any logs?  I'd like
to be able to diagnose what's gone wrong... 

-----Original Message-----
From: lfs-support-bounces at
[mailto:lfs-support-bounces at] On Behalf Of Alex
Sent: Saturday, February 14, 2004 7:56 AM
To: LFS Support List
Subject: Re: binutils check failure : ld-bootstrap

Ben Bryant wrote:
> Using LFS version 5.1-pre1, I'm now up to Chapter6:
> Installing bin-utils-2.14. Configure and make work fine, but when I 
> run the make check, I get one failure in the ld tests:
> Running
> /sources/binutils-2.14/ld/testsuit/ld-bootstrap/bootstrap.exp
> ...
> FAIL: bootstrap with --static.
> All the other are fine.  

Could it be you ran a 'strip --strip-unneeded' on /tools/lib/* instead of a
--strip-debug?  The first seems to be okay for the dynamic libraries, but
appears to damage the static ones.

Try the 'make tooldir=/usr install' and then run the 'make check'
again.  If still not okay, then rm dirs, re-untar and rebuild the package.
If it still fails that test, I think it is safe to continue anyway, as
nothing from /tools should get linked into the $LFS stuff.  At least try to
continue, running the test suites on everything.  It should be interesting
to see what else fails.  :)


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