6.17. Binutils-2.36.1 - Pass 2

The Binutils package contains a linker, an assembler, and other tools for handling object files.

Approximate build time: 1.3 SBU
Required disk space: 517 MB

6.17.1. Installation of Binutils

Create a separate build directory again:

mkdir -v build
cd       build

Prepare Binutils for compilation:

../configure                   \
    --prefix=/usr              \
    --build=$(../config.guess) \
    --host=$LFS_TGT            \
    --disable-nls              \
    --enable-shared            \
    --disable-werror           \

The meaning of the new configure options:


Builds libbfd as a shared library.


Enables 64-bit support (on hosts with narrower word sizes). May not be needed on 64-bit systems, but does no harm.

Compile the package:


Install the package, and workaround an issue causing libctf.so to link against zlib from the host distribution:

make DESTDIR=$LFS install
install -vm755 libctf/.libs/libctf.so.0.0.0 $LFS/usr/lib

Details on this package are located in Section 8.18.2, “Contents of Binutils.”