[Solved] Android 5.1 code compilation error: Unsupported reloc 43

When compiling Android 5.1 code, I encountered the following error

prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/bin/ld: error: out/host/linux-x86/obj32/SHARED_LIBRARIES/libnativehelper_intermediates/JNIHelp.o: unsupported reloc 43 against global symbol std::string::_Rep::_S_empty_rep_storage
prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/bin/ld: error: out/host/linux-x86/obj32/SHARED_LIBRARIES/libnativehelper_intermediates/JNIHelp.o: unsupported reloc 43 against global symbol std::string::_Rep::_S_empty_rep_storage
prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/bin/ld: error: out/host/linux-x86/obj32/SHARED_LIBRARIES/libnativehelper_intermediates/JNIHelp.o: unsupported reloc 43 against global symbol std::string::_Rep::_S_empty_rep_storage
prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/include/c++/4.6/bits/basic_string.h:270: error: unsupported reloc 43
prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/include/c++/4.6/bits/basic_string.h:270: error: unsupported reloc 43
prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/include/c++/4.6/bits/basic_string.h:235: error: unsupported reloc 43
prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/include/c++/4.6/bits/basic_string.h:235: error: unsupported reloc 43
libnativehelper/JNIHelp.cpp:310: error: unsupported reloc 43
libnativehelper/JNIHelp.cpp:311: error: unsupported reloc 43
libnativehelper/JNIHelp.cpp:332: error: unsupported reloc 43
clang: error: linker command failed with exit code 1 (use -v to see invocation)
build/core/host_shared_library_internal.mk:44: recipe for target ‘out/host/linux-x86/obj32/lib/libnativehelper.so’ failed
make: *** [out/host/linux-x86/obj32/lib/libnativehelper.so] Error 1
make: *** Waiting for unfinished jobs…

According to the error message above, we can see that the root cause is due to the ld error

prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6//x86_64-linux/bin/ld

Solution:

cp /usr/bin/ld.gold prebuilts/gcc/linux-x86/host/x86_64-linux-glibc2.11-4.6/x86_64-linux/bin/ld


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