Building GCC 4.8.2 in OS X 10.9

I'm trying to compile and install GCC 4.8.2 in OS X 10.9. I followed the instructions here ( to first run ./contrib/download_prerequesites and then ran configure and make from a directory different from the source. My build fails with error:

checking for suffix of object files... configure: error: in `/Users/prokilogrammer/temp/gcc-build482/x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.2/libgcc':
configure: error: cannot compute suffix of object files: cannot compile
See `config.log' for more details.

Apparently this problem would be solved if GCC's dependencies (GMP, MPC, MPFR) are properly installed ( I checked and made sure they are correctly installed under /usr/local/lib & /usr/local/include directories.

Looking at config.log, I see the following errors:

configure:3565: checking for suffix of object files
configure:3587: /Users/prokilogrammer/temp/gcc-build482/./gcc/xgcc -B/Users/prokilogrammer/temp/gcc-build482/./gcc/ -B/usr/local/x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.2/bin/ -B/usr/local/x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.2/lib/ -isystem /usr/local/x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.2/include -isystem /usr/local/x86_64-apple-darwin13.0.2/sys-include    -c -g -O2  conftest.c >&5
conftest.c:1:0: internal compiler error: Segmentation fault: 11
 /* confdefs.h */
libbacktrace could not find executable to open

I am not sure if the segfault is because of the missing dependencies or a legit issue in gcc.

Have you guys experienced similar problems? Is there a solution/workaround?

PS: I have also tried setting LD_LIBRARY_PATH & DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH without any luck.


I've built GCC 4.8.2 on several Mavericks machines, but I chose a slightly different strategy. Specifically, I included the code for GMP, MPC, MPFR (and CLOOG and ISL) in the build directory. I used a script to quasi-automate it:

tar -xf ${GCC_VER}.tar.bz2 || exit 1

cd ${GCC_VER} || exit

cat <<EOF |
    cloog 0.18.0 tar.gz 
    gmp 5.1.3 tar.xz 
    isl 0.11.1 tar.bz2 
    mpc 1.0.1 tar.gz 
    mpfr 3.1.2 tar.xz

while read file vrsn extn
    tar -xf "../$file-$vrsn.$extn" &&
    ln -s "$file-$vrsn" "$file"

With that done:

mkdir gcc-4.8.2-obj
cd gcc-4.8.2-obj
../gcc-4.8.2/configure --prefix=$HOME/gcc/v4.8.2
make -j8 bootstrap

AFAICR, that was about all it took, with 4.8.1 and 4.8.2.

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