> > I've historically done all of my MIPS/Linux development
> > native, on Indies, P-5064's, Atlas, and Malta. But now
> > that we seem to be in a situation where the latest,
> > greatest, and most correct compilers are x86 cross-dev
> > only.
> There is nothing that keeps you from building those compiler as native
> compilers also. Usually I only crosscompile kernels and do all other
> work native.
"Let them eat cake". My Athlon is an order of magnitude
faster than my 4Kc, and several times faster than my
Algor/R5260. It also has much more memory and a
CD-RW unit for backup, unlike my MIPS boxes. As
MIPS/Linux becomes more an embedded platform
and less an SGI/DEC legacy platform, people are in
general not going to put up with being forced to buy
old Indy's to do their target application work!
> > I've cut over to building kernels on my Athlon box.
> > I'd like to start building apps and benchmarks (not
> > necessarily from srpm's). Plainly, I need a set of
> > libraries (naive attempts at cross-compilation of
> > user code with the egcs 1.1.2 compiler results in
> > complaints about the missing crt1.o), and possibly
> > some variant include files.
> Which looks like you don't have a glibc package installed.
That's correct. Because I have the strong suspicion that
RH 7.0 PC rpm is too stupid to put it somewhere useful, and
is far more likely to clobber my native i686 libc unless I give
it the correct incantations. Hence my question. And
of course, if it ends up somewhere other than /usr/lib,
presumably I need to tweak mips-linux-gcc to know
where it is. I'm sure that's documented somewhere,
too, but it would save me several hours if someone had
a description of how to install the full cross environment
on a Linux PC.
> > Are these packaged somewhere, and is there an FAQ/HowTo on how
> > to set them up?
> Guess I should occasionally roll an uptodate crosscompiler package ...
If not you, someone certainly needs to.
> > This may have been handled in Ralf's HowTo, but that seems to have
> > disappeared from the web.
> http://oss.sgi.com/mips/mips-howto.html. Where are you looking?
There is no visible link to it on the oss.sgi.com/mips page - then again
there's no visible link to oss.sgi.com/mips from the oss.sgi.com page,
so at least things are consistent. ;-) It used to be accessible from the
FAQ that used to be at oss.sgi.com/mips/faq.html, but that document
has be deleted, leaving no forwarding address. The pointers on Brad
LaRonde's site is even older (remember linux.sgi.com?).
> It's still
> on the web and is also being distributed as part of the LDP project.
> the HOWTO even seems to ship with a number of Intel distributions, at
> Conectiva 6.0 and Redhat 6.2 seem to include it, even though fairly old
That's great. Now, why can't there be a pointer to it on one of the
pages accessible to someone dropping into oss.sgi.com/mips?