author Emilio Cobos Álvarez <>
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 16:49:39 +0100
changeset 453672 d884f9b54dc622c7e499633aec2180c236ea5ed5
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Bug 1519639 - Update cbindgen config and generated FFI header. r=jrmuizel Differential Revision:

A script to build clang from source.

usage: [-h] -c CONFIG [--clean]

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  -c CONFIG, --config CONFIG
                        Clang configuration file
  --clean               Clean the build directory

* Working build toolchain.
* Subversion
* CMake
* Ninja
* Python 2.7

Please use the latest available CMake for your platform to avoid surprises.

Config file format
------------------ accepts a JSON config format with the following fields:

* llvm_revision: The LLVM SVN revision to build.
* stages: Use 1, 2, or 3 to select different compiler stages.  The default is 3.
* llvm_repo: SVN path to the LLVM repo.
* clang_repo: SVN path to the Clang repo.
* extra_repo: SVN path to the clang-tools-extra repo.
* lld_repo: SVN path to the lld repo.
* compiler_repo: SVN path to the compiler-rt repo.
* libcxx_repo: SVN path to the libcxx repo.
* libcxxabi_repo: SVN path to the libcxxabi repo.
* python_path: Path to the Python 2.7 installation on the machine building clang.
* gcc_dir: Path to the gcc toolchain installation, only required on Linux.
* cc: Path to the bootsraping C Compiler.
* cxx: Path to the bootsraping C++ Compiler.
* as: Path to the assembler tool.
* ar: Path to the library archiver tool.
* ranlib: Path to the ranlib tool (optional).
* libtool: Path to the libtool tool (optional).
* ld: Path to the linker.
* patches: Optional list of patches to apply.
* build_type: The type of build to make.  Supported types: Release, Debug, RelWithDebInfo or MinSizeRel.
* build_libcxx: Whether to build with libcxx.  The default is false.
* build_clang_tidy: Whether to build clang-tidy with the Mozilla checks imported.  The default is false.
* osx_cross_compile: Whether to invoke CMake for OS X cross compile builds.
* assertions: Whether to enable LLVM assertions.  The default is false.

Environment Variables

The following environment variables are used for cross-compile builds targeting OS X on Linux.

* CROSS_CCTOOLS_PATH: Path to the cctools directory where the cross compiler toolchain is located.
* CROSS_SYSROOT: Path to the OS X SDK directory for cross compile builds.