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Re: Toshiba JMR 3927 working setup?

To: Gregor Waltz <>
Subject: Re: Toshiba JMR 3927 working setup?
From: Thiemo Seufer <>
Date: Wed, 9 Jan 2008 00:17:35 +0000
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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  
> (, 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.


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