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Cobalt linux compiling

Subject: Cobalt linux compiling
From: Kossay Omary <>
Date: Wed, 21 Jul 1999 17:19:26 +0200
Organization: Galileo Technology Ltd

i'm trying to compile linux kernel for MIPS Cpu's using Pentium
the problem is that i got confused by the packages that i must get and
dependencies each to other.

meanwhile i'm running RedHat v 5.2 on my PC

i'v downloaded the linux's kernel from CobaltNetworks site.
( i need this package because i'm building linux over embedded system
 this package is the most relevant to the linux kernel i need)

i'v downloaded binutils-mips-linux-2.8.1-1 (file is
but when i try to install it (rpm -i /temp/binutils...i386.rpm) it
writes : (GLIBC_2.1) is needed by binutils-mips-linux-2.8.1-1 (GLIBC_2.0) is needed by binutils-mips-linux-2.8.1-1

i'v downloaded egcs-mips-linux-1.0.3a-1.i386.rpm (cross-compiler)  and
tried to install
it but the same error appears.

my questions are :
1.. where can i get (GLIBC2.x) ; and where should i install it
? this package
    should be compatible for the pentium processor ; am i right ?
2.. after installing the cross-compiler where can i find a glibc for the
cross-compiler itself
    in order to compile the kernel for MIPS ? and where should i install
it ?
3.. do you suggest a better kernel source other than that from
CobaltNetworks ?
    does redhat v 6 has a source code for Mips ? (embedded systems
4.. does redhat v 6 has development tools for Mips ? (cross-compiler
with glibc's etc...)

remarks :
1.. i will install all the sources needed for the kernel (kernel
source+glibc compatible for
Mips) under a user called 'project' - so if you can also write for me
the command line
that i should use to install the packages relative to "~project" rather
than the root directory.
2.. i'm not a pro in linux kernel compiling so i prefer ; if possible ;
as much as detailed

THANX alot for the effort

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