[Buildroot] [git commit] package/qt5/qt5webengine: don't link with libstdc++.a on the host

Yann E. MORIN yann.morin.1998 at free.fr
Sun May 31 20:22:25 UTC 2020

commit: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=f9548114d861289e7490594a704fff32f65559b3
branch: https://git.buildroot.net/buildroot/commit/?id=refs/heads/master

While cross-compiling, qt5webengine is building a host tool, 'gn', and
by default wants to link it statically with libstdc++, when the tool is
otherwise dynamically linked with other libraries:

    $ ldd 3rdparty/gn/out/Release/gn
        linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffc1c999000)
        libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib64/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f48a3c06000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f48a3be4000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f48a3a1b000)
        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f48a3c53000)

Not all ditributions have the static libraries installed by default; for
example, on Fedora, libstdc++-static is not installed on a fresh system,
leading to build issues:

  [185/185] LINK gn
  FAILED: gn
  /usr/bin/g++ -O3 -fdata-sections -ffunction-sections -Wl,--gc-sections -Wl,-strip-all -Wl,--as-needed -static-libstdc++ -pthread -o gn -Wl,--start-group tools/gn/gn_main.o base.a gn_lib.a -Wl,--end-group -ldl
  /usr/bin/ld : unable to find -lstdc++
  Project ERROR: GN build error!

The root cause is the addition in [0] of a command line option to the
build of gn, that requests static linking with libstdc++ by default.

Explicitly pass that option now, to avoid static linking with libstdc++
and get a fully dynamicallty linked executable:

    $ ldd 3rdparty/gn/out/Release/gn
        linux-vdso.so.1 (0x00007ffd3f160000)
        libstdc++.so.6 => /lib64/libstdc++.so.6 (0x00007f68138e7000)
        libpthread.so.0 => /lib64/libpthread.so.0 (0x00007f68138c5000)
        libc.so.6 => /lib64/libc.so.6 (0x00007f68136fc000)
        libm.so.6 => /lib64/libm.so.6 (0x00007f68135b6000)
        /lib64/ld-linux-x86-64.so.2 (0x00007f6813b13000)
        libgcc_s.so.1 => /lib64/libgcc_s.so.1 (0x00007f681359c000)

[0] https://github.com/qt/qtwebengine-chromium/commit/cfab9198a9917f42cf08b1caf84ab9b71aac1911#diff-905c8f054808213577c0a92d1b704615

Signed-off-by: Romain Naour <romain.naour at gmail.com>
Cc: Gaël Portay <gael.portay at collabora.com>
[yann.morin.1998 at free.fr:
  - rewrite the commit log with extra details and explanations
Signed-off-by: Yann E. MORIN <yann.morin.1998 at free.fr>
 ...-gn.pro-don-t-link-statically-with-libstc.patch | 51 ++++++++++++++++++++++
 1 file changed, 51 insertions(+)

diff --git a/package/qt5/qt5webengine/0001-gn.pro-don-t-link-statically-with-libstc.patch b/package/qt5/qt5webengine/0001-gn.pro-don-t-link-statically-with-libstc.patch
new file mode 100644
index 0000000000..dff3e6c849
--- /dev/null
+++ b/package/qt5/qt5webengine/0001-gn.pro-don-t-link-statically-with-libstc.patch
@@ -0,0 +1,51 @@
+From 7ae73da23ad998bd1e63ad213cf7a02e61191951 Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
+From: Romain Naour <romain.naour at gmail.com>
+Date: Sat, 23 May 2020 19:01:19 +0200
+Subject: [PATCH] gn.pro: don't link statically with libstc++
+MIME-Version: 1.0
+Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8
+Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
+While cross-compiling, qt5webengine is building a host tool but
+want to link the libstdc++ statically. This requires to install
+libstdc++-static package on the host (Fedora package name).
+Otherwise the link fail with:
+  [185/185] LINK gn
+  FAILED: gn
+  /usr/bin/g++ -O3 -fdata-sections -ffunction-sections -Wl,--gc-sections -Wl,-strip-all -Wl,--as-needed -static-libstdc++ -pthread -o gn -Wl,--start-group tools/gn/gn_main.o base.a gn_lib.a -Wl,--end-group -ldl
+  /usr/bin/ld : unable to find -lstdc++
+  [...]
+  Project ERROR: GN build error!
+Add --no-static-libstdc++ argument to gn.pro to link to
+libstdc++.so.6 instead of libstdc++.a.
+--no-static-libstdc++ has been added by [1] but it force
+linking statically by default.
+[1] https://github.com/qt/qtwebengine-chromium/commit/cfab9198a9917f42cf08b1caf84ab9b71aac1911#diff-905c8f054808213577c0a92d1b704615
+Signed-off-by: Romain Naour <romain.naour at gmail.com>
+ src/buildtools/gn.pro | 3 ++-
+ 1 file changed, 2 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
+diff --git a/src/buildtools/gn.pro b/src/buildtools/gn.pro
+index 033202e6..5dd8e241 100644
+--- a/src/buildtools/gn.pro
++++ b/src/buildtools/gn.pro
+@@ -20,7 +20,8 @@ build_pass|!debug_and_release {
+             gn_gen_args = --no-last-commit-position --out-path $$out_path \
+                           --cc \"$$which($$QMAKE_CC)\" --cxx \"$$which($$QMAKE_CXX)\" \
+-                          --ld \"$$which($$QMAKE_LINK)\"
++                          --ld \"$$which($$QMAKE_LINK)\" \
++                          --no-static-libstdc++
+             msvc:!clang_cl: gn_gen_args += --use-lto

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