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Re: MIPS Cross Compiler Tools

To: Marc Karasek <>
Subject: Re: MIPS Cross Compiler Tools
From: Pete Popov <>
Date: Tue, 10 Jul 2001 10:55:53 -0700
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Marc Karasek wrote:

Will these be in the form of rpms or tgz files??


In the case of rpm do
you know if they would be package similar to the ones on

I'm not sure how the tools are packaged. The MontaVista release gets installed in /opt/hardhat/<....>. The /opt/hardhat/devkit/mips/fp<le|be>/target is the root fs that gets mounted over nfs. The target root fs has all the userland apps and native tools. The /opt/hardhat/devkit/mips/fp_<le|be>/bin has the cross tools.

ie Setup for a crossdev enviroment.  I just really need the cross tools
as the dev is on an embedded system, with no harddrive.

That's what we work with mostly as well.

The userland
stuff is pretty worthless to me.  I will be using busybox, tinylogin,
etc. for the standard bin utilities.

OK, but we have all of those packaged in rpm as well, and it's very easy to rebuild the rpms from the source rpms, if you need to rebuild them.


Having a few megabytes to store
everything in makes you very sensitive to size.... :-)

Thanks for the quick response...
On 10 Jul 2001 09:39:02 -0700, Pete Popov wrote:

Marc Karasek wrote:

I had a question about the cross compiler tools for MIPS, specifically
glibc.  I d/l the rpms from,  but they are only binutils, and
the compiler (C, C++).
Are most people building glibc against these or are you building the tools
completely from scratch?  As glibc is needed to compile anything else other
than the kernel.
Friday or Monday MontaVista should have the HHL2.0 Journeyman mips release on the ftp site which will include the userland apps, cross AND native tools, etc. The tools and glibc are very up to date. I would suggest checking Monday for the release and using that instead of building your own.


Marc Karasek
Sr. Firmware Engineer
iVivity Inc.
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