> Last night I tried to install binutils (with the patches)on a linux box
> (as cross-tools), and realized that the configuration doesn't support
> like mipsel-linux or similar (mipsllinux), only mips-elf.
> Is that true ? Is it entirely ELF now ?
Actually not. Last time when I compiled the crossdev stuff I had no
problems with the configuration. What you need to patch binutils
is binutils-2.5.2-2.diffs.gz, when I remember right. Then configure
binutils with --host=i486-linux and --target=mipsel-linux. That should
work right out of the box.
> Anyway, I'm trying with mips-ecoff now. I just need COFF files to play
> with the pmax bootloader.
> I thought that mips-ecoff and mips-linuxaout would be the same, or at least
> very similar, but it looks like they aren't.
> Or am I completely wrong ? If I am, I speak executable files of type '407'
> where the .data and .text can be loaded at once (according to my netbsd
> Someone plase enlighten me...
The binutils-2.5.2 with patch set -2 should support both a.out and ecoff,
but a.out is the default. If you want ecoff output, you need to tell
the linker about. Take a look at Milo, which is linked into an ecoff
You can also download the gcc and binutils binaries from ftp.waldorf-gmbh.de,
if you like.
Hope this helps,