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Re: cross-mipsel-linux-ld --prefix library path

To: "Bradley D. LaRonde" <>
Subject: Re: cross-mipsel-linux-ld --prefix library path
From: Steve Langasek <>
Date: Tue, 7 Aug 2001 09:42:14 -0500 (CDT)
Cc: <>
In-reply-to: <074001c11ef4$fdbd7530$>
On Mon, 6 Aug 2001, Bradley D. LaRonde wrote:

> Another odd thing is that binutils installs:

>     /usr/mipsel-linux/bin/mipsel-linux-ld

> and an identical copy at:

>     /usr/mipsel-linux/mipsel-linux/bin/ld

The places you /want/ these to show up are /usr/mipsel-linux/bin/ld and
/usr/bin/mipsel-linux-ld.  The reason for having two copies is that when
you're calling these tools directly (or from a make script), you want them to
be in your path, so you want them to have a unique name
(/usr/bin/mipsel-linux-ld); but internally, I believe the tools prefer /not/
to have to mess with the name mangling used there, so instead they look for a
tool with the normal name (ld) in an architecture-specific directory

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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