On Tue, Mar 31, 1998 at 09:32:33AM +0200, Oliver Frommel wrote:
> 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
> 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?
Binutils 2.7-4 and newer are ok for kernels; userland needs 2.8.1-1 or
newer or building certain shared libs will fail.
GCC 2.7.2-7 is ok. Btw, you only need to apply one of these patches;
none of my binutils or gcc patches was meant to be applied incrementally.
> 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:
You can build both native and crosscompilers from the same source. That's
the beauty of GCC.