5.6. Libstdc++ from GCC-11.2.0, Pass 1

Libstdc++ is the standard C++ library. It is needed to compile C++ code (part of GCC is written in C++), but we had to defer its installation when we built gcc-pass1 because it depends on glibc, which was not yet available in the target directory.

Approximate build time: 0.4 SBU
Required disk space: 1.0 GB

5.6.1. Installation of Target Libstdc++

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Libstdc++ is part of the GCC sources. You should first unpack the GCC tarball and change to the gcc-11.2.0 directory.

Create a separate build directory for libstdc++ and enter it:

mkdir -v build
cd       build

Prepare libstdc++ for compilation:

../libstdc++-v3/configure           \
    --host=$LFS_TGT                 \
    --build=$(../config.guess)      \
    --prefix=/usr                   \
    --disable-multilib              \
    --disable-nls                   \
    --disable-libstdcxx-pch         \
    --with-gxx-include-dir=/tools/$LFS_TGT/include/c++/11.2.0

The meaning of the configure options:

--host=...

Specifies that the cross compiler we have just built should be used instead of the one in /usr/bin.

--disable-multilib

Even when building the multilib version, this switch is given. This is because the additionally built libraries are not required in this stage and some disk space and compile time can be saved.

--disable-libstdcxx-pch

This switch prevents the installation of precompiled include files, which are not needed at this stage.

--with-gxx-include-dir=/tools/$LFS_TGT/include/c++/11.2.0

This is the location where the C++ compiler should search for the standard include files. In a normal build, this information is automatically passed to the libstdc++ configure options from the top level directory. In our case, this information must be explicitly given.

Compile libstdc++ by running:

make

Install the library:

make DESTDIR=$LFS install

Details on this package are located in Section 8.27.2, “Contents of GCC.”