r253898 - Driver: fallback to the location of clang if no sysroot,

Martell Malone via cfe-commits cfe-commits at lists.llvm.org
Tue Nov 24 06:36:53 PST 2015

> Why not hardcode /usr for Linux hosts?

Portable toolchain packages exist but can't on linux if you do this.
but in general I'm sure most would agree that detection is much better then
hard coding.
This is why Yaron approved the patch

Well this is a custom clang it can be anywhere. Official one is in /usr.

This means that your earlier statement of "This breaks mingw support on
openSUSE" is incorrect.
The official SUSE packages still work with this patch.

More accurately it breaks your setup of having clang and mingw-w64 in 2
completely separate install locations.
Which is not a typical use case even for gcc and one would be expected to
pass a sysroot for this.

For a more immediate solution for your specific setup I would create a bash
script called
with this content like this
#!/usr/bin/env bash
/opt/bin/clang -target x86_64-windows-gnu -sysroot=/usr "$@"

It seems as though SUSE''s binutils is built with sysroot so this should be

Other then that we should wait for Yaron's thoughts on mingw-gcc detection
on linux :)

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 2:53 AM, Ismail Donmez <ismail at i10z.com> wrote:

> On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 12:43 PM, Martell Malone
> <martellmalone at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> This breaks mingw support on openSUSE :
> >
> > My first question is why on SUSE is clang installed in /opt while
> mingw-w64
> > in /usr?
> Well this is a custom clang it can be anywhere. Official one is in /usr.
> >> x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc is in $PATH, and this used to work fine before
> >> this commit.
> >
> > It doesn't look for gcc on linux that is a windows host only thing.
> > It didn't do that before this commit also.
> > SUSE was just lucky because we hard coded /usr as the base path.
> This is not a SUSE only thing, afaik Fedora has the same setup.
> > I don't like the idea of hard coding for just a single distro so I think
> > We could optionally do some search for "x86_64-w64-mingw32-gcc" on non
> > windows hosts
> > Just like we do for "gcc" on windows hosts.
> > This should fix SUSE while maintaining the new more reasonable search
> > pattern.
> Why not hardcode /usr for Linux hosts?
> Thanks,
> ismail
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