Compiling LLDB on Centos 5 (dont judge me)

Hi Mark,

what compiler do you use? Could you try to build LLDB with clang 3.5 specifying it via DCMAKE_C_COMPILER and DCMAKE_CXX_COMPILER flags?
It might be a problem with sysroot setup since some headers are not found - you can try to pass a custom sysroot with -DCMAKE_CXX_FLAGS=“–sysroot=…”

Using gcc 4.8 from devtoolset2. Clang builds fine so might try building with that tomorrow.

I fixed several RHEL-derived distribution-related issues in top of tree LLDB a few weeks back. It was for RHEL 7-derived builds, so quite a bit newer. If you are building your lldb off of top-of-tree, hopefully this will mostly become an exercise of:

  • Do you have a new-enough python. (I believe at this point you really want a 2.7, but with CentOS 5 you might be far back enough to be 2.4 or 2.6. We probably limp along with 2.6 since that was our baseline for a while). Worst case here you can download a newer python and build from source, then specify it to cmake via the right python cmake variables.

  • Do you have a new-enough c++ compiler. Since you’re able to build a clang, that should take care of that issue.

  • Other libs you’ll need. I needed to install these:

yum install libedit-devel
yum install python-devel
yum install ncurses-devel
yum install swig
yum install libxml2-devel
* cmake - you'll need cmake or later.  This one I'm pretty sure you're going to need to build this from scratch.
* ninja - you're going to want to build the ninja build tool to optimize your build speed and use -GNinja with your cmake command line.
It'll be interesting to hear what else you find.

For My Centos 5 build:

  • Using python 2.7 (From devtoolset 2)

  • Using gcc 4.8 (From devtoolset 2)

  • disabled libedit and python bindings

  • Built cmake from source

  • Make is fine so didnt bother with ninja

Applying the patch then gives me a working

Also want to say that its refreshing seeing such a good api. The interface is easy to understand and is standalone without pulling in a bunch of complex types from other libraries. Well done lldb team!


Great, glad to hear, Mark!