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Re: Building o32 glibc on mips64

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@linux-mips.org>
Subject: Re: Building o32 glibc on mips64
From: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
Date: Mon, 13 Jun 2005 22:08:20 +0200
Cc: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>, Jim Gifford <maillist@jg555.com>, Linux MIPS List <linux-mips@linux-mips.org>
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On Mon, Jun 13, 2005 at 09:05:59PM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:
> On Mon, 13 Jun 2005, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> 
> > I have not tried the 2.3.x series glibcs on MIPS64.  I recommend you
> > use glibc HEAD for now instead, unless you're interested in tracking
> > down this sort of problem.
> 
>  FYI, I've been able to build glibc 2.3.5 with GCC 4.0.0 for 
> mips64el-linux (n64) with minimal patching.  I think what's only really 
> required is that patch by Richard Sandiford that stays suspended in the 
> glibc Bugzilla.
> 
>  For o32 glibc may have to be configured for "mips{,el}-linux" (as o32 
> isn't MIPS64 at all), but that's a pure guess -- I haven't checked the 
> scripts for that requirement.
> 
>  Do you think HEAD is stable enough for a non-glibc developer?  It's soon 
> after a fork after all, so I'd expect more serious changes to be applied 
> nowadays.

Btw, what is the chance to see a biarch toolchain for mips?  It seems
all linux architectures with 32bit and 64bit variants seem to have one
these days, except mips.


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