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Re: BE Toolchain

To: Dan Temple <dant@mips.com>
Subject: Re: BE Toolchain
From: Marc Karasek <marc_karasek@ivivity.com>
Date: 13 Nov 2001 09:49:20 -0500
Cc: Linux MIPS <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
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I have one question:  I did not know that RH had a MIPS dist for 7.1. 
Is this something MIPS has done from the RH sources?  Or is RH planning
on supporting MIPS now?

On Fri, 2001-11-02 at 09:06, Dan Temple wrote:
> Marc Karasek wrote:
> > 
> > Has anyone got the toolchain (binutils, gcc, glibc) to compile under
> > BE?  I followed the instructions at Bradley D. LaRonde has put together
> > and got the LE to work w/o a prolem.  I then proceeded to try the BE.
> > Binutils compiled ok, gcc says that mipseb-linux is not a valid target.
> > Looking in config.sub I saw a mips-linux, is this the BE option?
> 
> If you can wait a day, here's what we use - which is compilable both BE and 
> LE:
> 
> We are going to release a complete RH7.1/MIPS installation image for the 
> Atlas/Malta board on our FTP site, identical to what we use in MIPS 
> engineering.All of our compiles for Linux/MIPS (except the kernel, which is 
> probably irrelevant here) are done natively on Malta boards running Linux. We 
> are using the compiler from the RedHat 7.1/MIPS Linux distribution. 
> 
> The toolchains on this distribution are (all commands run natively on
> the installation on a Malta board):
> 
> > uname -a
> Linux copmld07.mips.com 2.4.3-MIPS-01.02
> 
> > gcc -v
> Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/mipsel-redhat-linux/2.96/specs
> gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-99.1)
> 
> > rpm -qf /usr/bin/ld
> binutils-2.11.92.0.10-1
> 
> > rpm -qa | grep glibc
> glibc-2.2.4-19.4
> glibc-common-2.2.4-19.4
> glibc-devel-2.2.4-19.4
> glibc-profile-2.2.4-19.4
>  
>   Dan Temple
>   MIPS Denmark
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