My toolchain is otherwise OK. I compile a lot of stuff (everything I use) so I doubt my system is broken. Catalyst 13.4 with kernel 3.8.11 (laziness... I liked that kernel so I stuck with it a long time) builds without issue.
Using gcc 4.8.1
My system is Slackware(ish) and I'm using the slackware packaging script in the catalyst archive (--buildpkg Slackware). Perhaps there's something wrong with the build environment with that path.
Strange that it's working for others. I guess I'll just have to figure out a workaround.