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Re: Please test gub

From: Werner LEMBERG
Subject: Re: Please test gub
Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 13:42:03 +0100 (CET)

> On my system, the symlink for already exists, so I
> only had to remove (rename wasn't enough)
> Building tools::guile succeeds after that modification; [...]

OK!  BTW, It took me some weeks to identify this very problem...

> # pacman -Qo /usr/lib/bfd-plugins/{,}
> /usr/lib/bfd-plugins/ is owned by llvm-libs 7.0.1-2
> /usr/lib/bfd-plugins/ is owned by gcc 8.2.1+20181127-1
> So probably deinstalling llvm-libs (and clang, and some other packages
> that depend on it) might help... :-/

Well, `ar' uses the plugins to be able to handle more binary formats;
for daily use it's not necessary to have it.

> BTW, since gcc7 was mentioned couple of times in this thread:
> /usr/lib/bfd-plugins/ points to
> /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/8.2.1/, but I also
> have the gcc7-libs variant under
> /usr/lib/gcc/x86_64-pc-linux-gnu/7.4.1/; but the
> build succeeded with gcc8's, so I did not test
> that.

For `ar', the actual version of gcc doesn't matter; you can always
link to the most recent version of `', according to
the `ar' or `gcc' documentation (right now I don't remember which


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