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Build failed in step 'Installing binutils for host' #315

MatejKovacic opened this issue Jan 7, 2016 · 3 comments


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commented Jan 7, 2016

Hi, I am trying to compile C++

I am using Ubuntu 15.04 and want to compile C++ for Raspberry Pi. In ct-ng menuconfig I enabled C++ under C compiler menu.

I run ct-ng build and get this error:

[INFO ] Installing binutils for host
[ERROR] make[2]: *** [configure-ld] Error 1
[ERROR] make[1]: *** [all] Error 2
[ERROR] >>
[ERROR] >> Build failed in step 'Installing binutils for host'
[ERROR] >> called in step '(top-level)'
[ERROR] >>
[ERROR] >> Error happened in: CT_DoExecLog[scripts/functions@257]
[ERROR] >> called from: do_binutils_backend[scripts/build/binutils/]
[ERROR] >> called from: do_binutils_for_host[scripts/build/binutils/]
[ERROR] >> called from: main[scripts/]
[ERROR] >>
[ERROR] >> For more info on this error, look at the file: 'build.log'
[ERROR] >> There is a list of known issues, some with workarounds, in:
[ERROR] >> '/home/matej/RaspberryPi/toolchain/local/crosstool-ng/share/doc/crosstool-ng/crosstool-ng-1.22.0/B - Known issues.txt'
[ERROR](elapsed: 6:29.98)
[06:30] / /home/matej/RaspberryPi/toolchain/local/crosstool-ng/bin/ct-ng:152: recipe for target 'build' failed
make: *** [build] Error 2

Please note, that I already successfully compiled C.

Maybe this info about my config would be useful as well:

  • binary utilities ---> binutils version: 2.25.1
  • C compiler ---> gcc version (5.2.0) ---> linaro-4.9-2015.06
  • target architecture: arm, Endianness: (Little endian), Bitness: (32-bit)
  • target OS: linux

Any idea what could be wrong?


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commented Jan 7, 2016

BTW, build.log is here:


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commented Jan 7, 2016

Hi, sorry, I figured it out.

For cross-compiling code that uses C++11 futures/promises there needs to be special parameter set: Target options -> Architecture level: armv6.

Now it went just fine.


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commented Dec 19, 2017

I have this error today, fix it by install zlib-static on host。

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