Author martin.panter
Recipients Arfrever, barry, koobs, martin.panter, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2016-06-10.05:22:39
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Yes it is okay. The code is compiling a dummy file without main(), just to see what libraries GCC tries to link with it. It is only interested in extracting the line matching *libc.so.*, which in your case should be

/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libc.so.6

So you should find that ctypes.util._findLib_gcc("c") still returns this path, even though the compile command technically fails.
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