I am currently trying to rebuild recent binutils and gcc with host=x86 and
target=mips-linux. So far I've built binutils-2.8.1 with the patch from sgi.com
applied but I have some problems building gcc. I have two questions regarding
the setup of the crosscompilation environment:
1. is gas supposed to be part of the binutils package, of the gcc package or
is it a package on its own? I've built gas from the binutils dist and put it
into the binutils.rpm now while I found it in gcc-xcompile...2.7.2-3.rpm
on sgi.com ..
2. which compiler source & patches am i supposed to use? I've tried the original
gcc-2.7.2 with patches 2.7.2-6 and 2.7.2-7 from sgi.com applied, but I am not
sure if those are meant to be used with a native mips-linux host & target.
Anyway I am getting this error when I try to compile gcc now:
./xgcc -B./ -DCROSS_COMPILE -DIN_GCC -I./include -I. -I. -I./config \
-DCRT_BEGIN -finhibit-size-directive -fno-inline-functions \
as: unrecognized option `-PIC'
make: *** [stamp-crt] Error 1
(btw.: I am using a non-optimizing version of gcc on the crosscompiler host due
to a problem with the Cyrix processor ..)