6.9. Binutils-2.21.1a

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

6.9.1. Installation of Binutils

The Binutils documentation recommends building Binutils outside of the source directory in a dedicated build directory:

mkdir -v ../binutils-build
cd ../binutils-build

Prepare Binutils for compilation:

CC="${CC} ${BUILD64}" ../binutils-2.21.1/configure \
    --prefix=/tools --libdir=/tools/lib64 --with-lib-path=/tools/lib64:/tools/lib \
    --build=${CLFS_HOST} --host=${CLFS_TARGET} --target=${CLFS_TARGET} \
    --disable-nls --enable-shared --enable-64-bit-bfd

The meaning of the new configure options:

CC="${CC} ${BUILD64}"

Tells the compiler to use our 64-bit build flags.

Compile the package:

make configure-host

Install the package:

make install

Details on this package are located in Section 10.22.2, “Contents of Binutils.”