NDK r8d / GCC 4.7 now required for building

Jim Chen nchen at mozilla.com
Mon May 19 11:11:43 PDT 2014

Note that NDK r9b and above removed GCC 4.7 in favor of GCC 4.8, and
building with GCC 4.8 is currently broken due to bug 1011680. So for
now, it's best to use NDK r8e, which the buildbots also use:


On 5/19/14 1:37 PM, Jim Chen wrote:
> Hi all,
> Bug 992357 landed some changes that require GCC 4.7, which is the
> version used by buildbots. With an older version, you will see errors in
> widget/android/NativeJSContainer.cpp when building.
> GCC 4.7 was first added in NDK r8d, so you should be using at least that
> version. Everything should work by default; if not, you can specify the
> GCC version in your mozconfig by adding this line,
>> ac_add_options --with-android-gnu-compiler-version=4.7
> Let me know if you have questions. Sorry for the inconvenience.
> Jim
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