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* bug#48088: libtool hardcodes native (cross-)compiler, incorrect when using libtool as cross-compiler
@ 2021-04-28 22:03 Maxime Devos
  2021-04-29 11:52 ` Ludovic Courtès
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Maxime Devos @ 2021-04-28 22:03 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: 48088; +Cc: libtool

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Hi,

[CC'ing to libtool mailing list, maybe they can shed some light on the matter
of how libtool can be used as a cross-compiler.  This concerns the definition
of the libtool package in guix.]

$ cat $(guix build libtool)/bin/libtool
Some relevant output:

> # A C compiler.
> LTCC="gcc"
> # Compile-time system search path for libraries.
> sys_lib_search_path_spec="/gnu/store/8zvc5mvk0xm3ygrxsgpyy5ilxb5rzjry-perl-5.30.2/lib /gnu/store/i5a9qb07y9xjh9ry8hp6km43kji16nmd-libltdl-2.4.6/lib /gnu/store/i8h2pcxqdq07ijm3ibkka8f4smn1w48v-bzip2-
1.0.8/lib /gnu/store/9860f1abqj8wjjnwl8a9v54pdcc3bhgf-xz-5.2.4/lib /gnu/store/60g7r3l01fd7c58yjbm6krgcwj1jkpwg-file-5.38/lib /gnu/store/swqdvwri9dbv6zssg6v0by7l05hd6wxp-gawk-5.0.1/lib
/gnu/store/m1z7cdbqsqyp9xnjw5cvlb4a7gkcg3m4-binutils-2.34/lib /gnu/store/fa6wj5bxkj5ll1d7292a70knmyl7a0cr-glibc-2.31/lib /gnu/store/s3dcqzwqaakv1yx37by9chksdbkgih17-glibc-2.31-static/lib
/gnu/store/hwcky7446s952w0mwchhmm211ll07zrq-glibc-utf8-locales-2.31/lib /gnu/store/01b4w3m6mp55y531kyi1g8shh722kwqm-gcc-7.5.0-lib/lib/gcc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/7.5.0
/gnu/store/01b4w3m6mp55y531kyi1g8shh722kwqm-gcc-7.5.0-lib/lib "

Usually, libtool uses the compiler it was passed.
However, during linking, (at least during the compilation of libtomsmath IIRC),
libtool uses LTCC instead.  Thus, when a package X has libtool in native-inputs,
and it is being cross-compiled, it should really use a variant of libtool that has
been configured to set LTCC=TARGET-gcc (or LTCC=TARGET-clang).

There do not seem to exist any such variants currently.  (For a relatively clean
method for automatically using a cross-compiling variant, see the "pkg-config"
macro.) Thus, I thought it would ‘simply’ be a matter of passing an appropriate
"--target=TARGET" option to libtool's configure script when libtool is being used
as cross-compiler.  But alas, libtool configure only supports --build and --host,
no --target in sight!

Any ideas?
Maxime.

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* bug#48088: libtool hardcodes native (cross-)compiler, incorrect when using libtool as cross-compiler
  2021-04-28 22:03 bug#48088: libtool hardcodes native (cross-)compiler, incorrect when using libtool as cross-compiler Maxime Devos
@ 2021-04-29 11:52 ` Ludovic Courtès
  2021-04-29 17:18   ` Maxime Devos
  0 siblings, 1 reply; 3+ messages in thread
From: Ludovic Courtès @ 2021-04-29 11:52 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Maxime Devos; +Cc: 48088, libtool

Hi Maxime,

Maxime Devos <maximedevos@telenet.be> skribis:

> $ cat $(guix build libtool)/bin/libtool
> Some relevant output:

[...]

> However, during linking, (at least during the compilation of libtomsmath IIRC),
> libtool uses LTCC instead.  Thus, when a package X has libtool in native-inputs,

The ‘libtool’ script provided by the ‘libtool’ package is usually
unused.  The modus operandi for Libtool is that packages generate their
own ‘libtool’ script at configure time, tailored for the given
configuration options, based on a template installed by ‘libtoolize’
(itself invoked by ‘autoreconf’).

Perhaps the ‘libtomsmath’ package is doing something unusual?

HTH,
Ludo’.




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* bug#48088: libtool hardcodes native (cross-)compiler, incorrect when using libtool as cross-compiler
  2021-04-29 11:52 ` Ludovic Courtès
@ 2021-04-29 17:18   ` Maxime Devos
  0 siblings, 0 replies; 3+ messages in thread
From: Maxime Devos @ 2021-04-29 17:18 UTC (permalink / raw)
  To: Ludovic Courtès; +Cc: 48088, libtool

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Severity: minor

Hi Ludo,

Ludovic Courtès schreef op do 29-04-2021 om 13:52 [+0200]:
> [...]
> The ‘libtool’ script provided by the ‘libtool’ package is usually
> unused.  The modus operandi for Libtool is that packages generate their
> own ‘libtool’ script at configure time, tailored for the given
> configuration options, based on a template installed by ‘libtoolize’
> (itself invoked by ‘autoreconf’).
> 
> Perhaps the ‘libtomsmath’ package is doing something unusual?

Yes, it does not have a configure script, and invokes "libtool" directly from
the makefile.  It seems like ‘we’ will have to patch libtomsmath appropriately.
I might eventually look into the issue, but probably not in the near future.

Let's stop CC'ing libtool@gnu.org; this issue isn't really a bug in libtool.

Greetings,
Maxime.

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