On May 10, 2011, at 4:59 PM, Maxim Koltsov wrote:
>> gcc version 4.1.2 20080704 (Red Hat 4.1.2-48)
>> $ ld -v
>> GNU ld version 188.8.131.52.6-14.el5 20061020
> It seems a bit too old, or too patched. Can you try installing newer
> gcc? 4.2 series must me sufficient, i think. If repositories for your
> distro doesn't have it, you can try installing it by hand, or emerge
> =gcc-4.2 && emerge binutils && emerge =gcc-4.2, but the latter
> probably won't work.
I managed to get the bootstrap procedure moving along by installing an older version of binutils. I'm continuing to build my prefix area with that change.
But I took a look, and CentOS 5.5 provides gcc 4.4.4 in its 'base' repository as the 'gcc44' package, so maybe that would have worked. If I get a chance later I can try the prefix bootstrap again and see if binutils compiles with that.