Test LLVM Go binding in travis
Basically, the problem is because I use Go binding of LLVM, then it hard to use preinstalled LLVM.
This article is about how I solve the problem step by step.
First we need to install dependencies by apt-get(travis use ubuntu 14.04 if you do not spec anything)
dist: trusty addons: apt: sources: - ubuntu-toolchain-r-test - llvm-toolchain-trusty packages: - g++-4.9 - clang-8 - clang-tools-8 - libclang-common-8-dev - libclang-8-dev - libclang1-8 - libllvm8 - llvm-8 - llvm-8-dev - llvm-8-runtime - libfuzzer-8-dev - lldb-8 - lld-8
Now we get LLVM 8 on Travis.
Then we need to setup environment variables:
env: - CC=clang-8 CGO_CXXFLAGS=-std=c++11 CGO_LDFLAGS_ALLOW='Wl,(search_paths_first|headerpad_max_install_names)' CGO_CPPFLAGS="`llvm-config-8 --cppflags`" CGO_LDFLAGS="`llvm-config-8 --ldflags --libs --system-libs all`"
llvm-config is a helper tool of LLVM that would generate the meta data
for your program, e.g. =llvm-config –cppflags= contains include path to
installed headers path of LLVM.
At here the suffix
-8 is because it installed like that.
But if you compile your Go binding now, you would get some what
run_build_sh is undefined.
This is because at
a type check bound to make sure type
run_build_sh generated. It can
only be generated by run
But if we dig into build flow, we will find
llvm.org/llvm/tools/llvm-go/llvm-go.go generated the thing! It works
go build $GOPATH/src/llvm.org/llvm/tools/llvm-go/llvm-go.go ./llvm-go print-config $GOPATH/src/llvm.org/llvm/bindings/go/llvm/llvm_config.go
Now we can work with latest version of LLVM basically, but if you install some older LLVM in your machine, it won't compile!
Because Go binding would expect some variable, but C didn't have one(old version).
The solution is go to http://releases.llvm.org to download spec version(should be the same as installed in your system) to get binding source.
Use LLVM 6.0 to be example:
mkdir -p $GOPATH/src/llvm.org && cd $GOPATH/src/llvm.org curl -XGET http://releases.llvm.org/6.0.0/llvm-6.0.0.src.tar.xz >> llvm.tar.xz tar -xf llvm.tar.xz mv llvm-6.0.0.src llvm
Now, you can test your code by preinstalled LLVM!