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[bug#27389] [PATCH] doc: Explain how to use the GCC toolchain.

From: Alex Kost
Subject: [bug#27389] [PATCH] doc: Explain how to use the GCC toolchain.
Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 16:00:02 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.2 (gnu/linux)

Ricardo Wurmus (2017-06-16 09:56 +0200) wrote:

> * doc/guix.texi (Application Setup): Add subsection "The GCC toolchain".
> ---
>  doc/guix.texi | 24 ++++++++++++++++++++++++
>  1 file changed, 24 insertions(+)
> diff --git a/doc/guix.texi b/doc/guix.texi
> index 97fa1b786..b9912a440 100644
> --- a/doc/guix.texi
> +++ b/doc/guix.texi
> @@ -1441,6 +1441,30 @@ some reason, you want to avoid auto-loading Emacs 
> packages installed
>  with Guix, you can do so by running Emacs with @code{--no-site-file}
>  option (@pxref{Init File,,, emacs, The GNU Emacs Manual}).
> address@hidden The GCC toolchain
> +
> address@hidden GCC
> address@hidden ld-wrapper
> +
> +Guix offers individual compiler packages such as @code{gcc} but if you
> +are in need of a complete toolchain for compiling and linking source
> +code what you really want is the @code{gcc-toolchain} package.  This
> +package provides a complete GCC toolchain for C/C++ development,
> +including GCC itself, the GNU C library (headers and binaries, plus
> +debugging symbols in the 'debug' output), Binutils, and a linker
> +wrapper.
> +
> address@hidden attempt to use impure library, error message
> +
> +The wrapper's purpose is to inspect the @code{-L} and @code{-l} switches
> +passed to the linker, add corresponding @code{-rpath} arguments, and
> +invoke the actual linker with this new set of arguments.  By default the
Shouldn't there be a comma after "By default"?  Although, I see the
absence/presence of commas in such cases is inconsistent in
"guix.texi" anyway :-(

> +linker wrapper refuses to link to libraries outside the Guix store to
> +ensure purity.  This can be annoying when using the toolchain to link
> +with local libraries.  To allow references to libraries outside the
> +store you need to define the environment variable
> address@hidden

Great explanation!


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