Bootstrapping LLVM+LLD with GCC toolchain failure

I have a working GCC toolchain and wanted to use LLVM tooling instead.
Following the instructions on the website I set up my build directory
and have lld as an internal project under tools/. I'd like to make use
of lld in stage 2 of the build and thought -DLLVM_ENABLE_LLD was the
correct option to pass. However, adding this options makes the
configure step fail, complaining that the compiler (GCC) does not
support -fuse-ld=lld.
Is it possible, and if yes - how, to set up a 2-stages build to compile
LLVM, Clang and LLD so that in stage 2, only LLVM tools are part of the
build process?

Kind regards

For your second stage, use -D CMAKE_C_COMPILER=/path/to/your/first/stage/clang -D CMAKE_CXX_COMPILER=/path/to/your/first/stage/clang++, and add -D LINK_FLAGS=-fuse-ld=lld.


So to achieve what I want I have to use 2 cmake invocations? Because,
and I should have been clear about that in the first mail, what I was
hoping for is a simple setup where I pass the -DCLANG_ENABLE_BOOTSTRAP
option next to all other cmake options I want to set and after that
invoke the generator once, hoping that cmake set up targets for stage 1
and 2, with the proper dependencies.

I think you just need to preface the variable with “BOOTSTRAP_” in order to pass it through. Take a look at the multi-stage cache files in clang/cmake/cache fore examples. In this case you can try setting BOOTSTRAP_LLVM_ENABLE_LLD=ON.

Please note that I didn’t try this, at least not yet, so I can’t guarantee it’ll work out of the box, but it should get you started…