> > >
> > > Alright, here's what I'm using to compile things:
> > >
> > > - gcc 2.6.3 crossdev set from ftp.fnet.fr (binaries)
> > > - libc4.6.27 and include4.6.27 from ftp.fnet.fr
> > > - kernel v188.8.131.52 (also from ftp.fnet.fr)
> > > - Machine the compiler is running on
> > > is a Pentium-90 running various 1.3.x kernels.
> > >
> > > - Only machine enabled in kernel config is Magnum4000.
> > > - Compile runs fine and links fine, no warnings/errors.
> > > - Produced kernel boots fine, but has the known
> > > keyboard problem.
> > >
> > The only difference is that I moved to gcc-2.7.0-2 and binutils
> > 2.5.2-6, but the keyboard worked also with previous cross compilers.
> > Did you build the compiler yourself, or are you using the binary
> > release?
> > Cheers,
> > Andy
> I'm using only the binary releases at the moment, but I'm attempting
> to re-compile the 2.7.0 with the supplied patch, however it keeps bombing
> out when it tries to build what looks like a big-endian libsomething.
> I think the problem is that the binutils from fnet.fr do not support
> big-endian, so I'm going to re-compile the binutils first, then
> try gcc again.
> When I configure gcc, should I be generating ELF output, or
> just leave it as the default? (ie: Should I be generating ELF
> Linux/MIPS executables?)
Use a.out output in little endian byte order. This mean to configure
it with something like mipsel-linux.
Not having a big endian machine (Hint: think I'd have a nice use for that
RM200 ...) I could only verify the big endian output of the binutils
by reading hexdumps. Though I don't really believe there is a byte order
What version of binutils are you using? The latest should be fine.