28 June 2014

Gentoo configure error: C compiler cannot create executables

If configure phase failes with this message, then most likely the dev-libs/mpc package is removed. I removed it accidentally. Afterwards I was unable to emerge anything. Here is a simple solution for the issue.

Download stage3 tar ball from a Gentoo mirror, unpack it and copy usr/lib/libmpc.so* over /usr/lib. Then run ldconfig and try to build something.

Hopefully, the post will help another gentoer like me who will also wonder what's going wrong with the C compiler.