On Mon, Jan 27, 2003 at 04:53:38PM -0500, Chien-Lung Wu wrote:
> from ftp://oss.sgi.com/pub/linux/mips
The Linux/MIPS project has moved to (guess ...) linux-mips.org. oss
still contains a mirror of ftp.linux-mips.org but it's only updated
manually in irregular intervals.
> When I use rpm comand to install binutils and egcs, they work fine.
> rpm -i binutils-mips-linux-2.8.1-1-i386.rpm
> rpm -i egcs-mips-linux-1.0.3a-2.i386.rpm
> However, as I intsall the glibc with the rpm command:
> rpm -i glibc-184.108.40.206.mips.rpm
> I got a confliction with glibc-common-2.2.4-13, since my native glibc is
> 2.2.4-13. Thus I cannot install glibc.
> Can anybody show me how to install the cross-compiler correctly? (what is
> the correct rpm command?)
Rpm just saved your system. If you're installing this MIPS glibc into a
crosscompiler machine as it seems then keep your CDROM at hand for
reinstallation. You will need it ...
> More questions:
> If I have native glibc, can I install another glibc for cross-compiler?
Sure, they have nothing in common.
> Can I install the binutils-mips-linux-2.8.1-1 to a specific path? How?
> ( when I install them with rpm -i command, the executable files will go to
> /usr/bin as default. Can I change that?)
Only very few packages support that; these packages don't.
You will not be able to build a kernel with binutils 2.8.x or egcs 1.0.x.
The absolute minimum required to build a kernel is egcs 1.1.2 and
binutils 2.13.1 which you can download from ftp.linux-mips.org. Cross-
compiling a kernel does not require the installation of a MIPS glibc on
the crosscompilation host. If you're going to crosscompile application
software you'll need a much more recent gcc even.