LLVM: llvm-as, llvm-ld and so on not contained in FreeBSD core contrib?

Hartmann, O. ohartman at zedat.fu-berlin.de
Sat Jun 25 15:53:41 UTC 2011

On 06/25/11 10:10, Roman Divacky wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2011 at 09:57:52AM +0200, Hartmann, O. wrote:
>> Hello.
>> Just for my couriosity: I'm missing llvm-as, llvm-ld and other binutils
>> from LLVM and was wondering why they are contained in the port's llvm
>> collection but not in FreeBSD's source contribution.
> There's no use for these utilities in FreeBSD base system.
>> I build FreeBSD 9 with CLANG. But as a missing llvm-as and llvm-ld (or
>> llvm-ar) would imply, the binaries are generated via binutils from
>> theGNU suite, aren't they?
> llvm-{as,ld,ar} are not replacements for those from binutils. llvm-*
> work on the llvm bitcode only and are of no use for normal object
> files.
> dim@ made a patch that adds those utilities if you really need them
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-toolchain/2011-June/000216.html
> By default when you compile things with clang it uses its own assembler
> (ie. it goes directly from C ->  .o) so typically only gnu ld is used
> in the compilation chain.
> roman
Thank you very much. Patched and works.


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