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Re: [Tinycc-devel] Building sudo?

From: Michael Matz
Subject: Re: [Tinycc-devel] Building sudo?
Date: Fri, 20 Nov 2020 20:36:55 +0100 (CET)
User-agent: Alpine 2.21 (LSU 202 2017-01-01)


On Fri, 20 Nov 2020, James Mills wrote:

Are you saying if I don't alias ar to tcc -ar it will build?

If you have another POSIX compatible ar, I suspect so, yes.

What am I missing? I need to alias ar to tcc -ar for other builds to work :)

Well, it seems that sudo, as part of its default build process, wants to extract archives it built itself. tcc -ar simply is incapable of that (right now), it only supports creating archives. So, if you don't want to hack sudo's build system then you need an 'ar' that can extract archives. If you then do have such 'ar' (in $PATH), then not aliasing 'ar' to 'tcc -ar' will do the right thing.

If you don't have any such 'ar', but only tcc, then you can't make it work except by changing sudo's build system or implementing the missing functionality in tcc -ar.

It's may for instance be possible to build binutils (at least parts of it) with tcc, then you would have a capable 'ar' program available.



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On Thu, Nov 19, 2020 at 5:28 AM Michael Matz <matz.tcc@frakked.de> wrote:

      On Tue, 17 Nov 2020, James Mills wrote:

      > Hi guys,
      > Tried to build sudo with tcc and it fails with:
      > libtool: link: (cd .libs/sudoers.lax/libparsesudoers.a && 
      > oers.a")
      > usage: tcc -ar [rcsv] lib file...
      > create library ([abdioptxN] not supported).
      > make[1]: *** [Makefile:277: sudoers.la] Error 1
      > make[1]: Leaving directory
      > '/usr/ports/sudo/build/src/sudo-1.9.3p1/plugins/sudoers'
      > make: *** [Makefile:108: all] Error 2
      > #

      TCCs own 'ar' functionality is very limited, it's not a full

      > Is tcc missing a feature needed here? Is there a work-around?

      Yes, don't alias 'ar' to 'tcc -ar'.


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