> I am attempting to cross-compile a kernel for my MIPS Magnum 4000PC on a
> generic Pentium 133 running Slackware 3.1. What I have done so far is:
> 1. From / I untarred binutils-2.7-3.tar and gcc-2.7.2-3.tar.
> 2. I created the directory /root/MIPS. In this directory I untarred
> inc-4.6.27.tar, and the mips sources for linux-2.0.21.tar.
Should be /tftpboot/<ip-addr>, not /root/MIPS where <ip-addr> is your
Magnum's IP address.
> 3. mv usr/include include-4.6.27
> rmdir usr
> 4. cat include-4.6.27-2.diffs | patch -p.
> 5. I copied all files in include-4.6.27/ to
libc 4.6.27 is *absolutely* unusable today. rm -rf and nothing else.
> 6. tar xvf glibc-960501.tar. I copied the libraries in usr/lib/ and
> /usr/lib/ to /root/MIPS/linux-2.0.21/lib/.
They should all go to /usr/mipsel-linux/lib/ - and nowhere else.
> 7. I copied the info files from usr/share/info/ into /usr/info/.
> I checked the install with particular attention to the symlinks. From
> /root/MIPS/linux-2.0.21/ I did a make config and then make dep which
> crapped out immediately. This may be the understatement of the year, but
> I don't think I've installed my cross-compiler correctly.
What error messages exactly?
> I tried this on an i386 with RedHat 4.0, I changed the kernel sources to
> 2.1.14, I even moved the kernel to /usr/src/linux. No matter what, make
> dep immediately runs into trouble.
The kernel should build where ever you install it. But without error
messages I can't help you.