I'm having trouble building GCC. I've decompressed GCC 4.7.2 source into a directory and binutils 2.21.1 into a directory in parallel with symbolic links to all subdirectories. I ran the contrib script to get all other dependencies and then ran GCC's configure in a parallel directory, following all installation instructions. It builds just fine but when I install it AR seems to be missing. Any idea what happened to it and how to get it?
Looks like it's supposed to be built with binutils and I'm getting other tools from it like LD just not that one. There is a program called gcc-ar that seems to exist but not sure if it's the same tool? It may appear if I build binutils by itself but I'm trying to build them together so that I can get -flto optimization to work, as apparently GCC balks at using the linker plugin if they weren't built together.