Gregor Waltz wrote:
> Ralf Baechle wrote:
>> You may want to switch to a recent binutils like 2.18 and gcc 4.2.2.
> Ralf, are you or anybody else using that combination for mips?
> With which versions of glibc and glibc-linuxthreads?
> I have been having a joyous time trying to build more recent tools.
> I keep getting errors like the following when building glibc of any
> version (tried from 2.3.6 through 2.7):
> sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/waitid.c:51: error: memory input 6 is not
> directly addressable
> I found a patch for that
> (http://sourceware.org/ml/crossgcc/2005-04/msg00208.html), but, after
> passing that file, it fails similarly on pread.c. It seems to be an
> issue with INLINE_SYSCALL, rather than the call sites, that appears to
> be related to later versions of gcc.
> Later versions of glibc (2.7, 2.6...) fail at configure time with the
> error: "The mipsel is not supported."
This suggests you are missing the "ports" add-on.
> So, what are the lastest versions of the build tools that people are
> using on mips?
Debian uses binutils 2.18+, gcc 4.2 and glibc 2.7 in the "unstable"
development branch. This environment works fine for me.