any problems with gcc 3.0/3.1 and compiling 2.4.18 on ppc?

Andrew Bradley andrew-bradley at
Wed Apr 3 06:22:22 EST 2002

Hi Chris,

I recently built the  2.4.18+patch kernel (patch details where on using "gcc version 2.95.3 20010319 (2.95.4
CVS + prerelease/franzo/20010912)" with out a hitch.
But my main goal is to use g++ 3.x as my default compiler to mimic GCC
3.0.2 on my solaris and linux systems I be using since November.
I tried  ( and found that there seems
to be an intermittent crash with the compiler.

I also tried building many of the snap shots. My last try was
The Intermittent crashes sometimes go a way when I retry.
stage1/xgcc -Bstage1/ -B/usr/local/powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu/bin/ -c
-DIN_GCC    -g -O2 -W -Wall -Wwrite-strings -Wstrict-prototypes
-Wmissing-prototypes -Wtradi
../../gcc-20020318/gcc/expmed.c: In function `expand_mult':
../../gcc-20020318/gcc/expmed.c:2574: internal error: Segmentation fault
Please submit a full bug report,
with preprocessed source if appropriate.
See <URL:> for instructions.
make[2]: *** [expmed.o] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/root/snap_shot/config/gcc'
make[1]: *** [stage2_build] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/snap_shot/config/gcc'
make: *** [bootstrap] Error 2

I also tried downloading code sourcery's snap shots at
The gcc-20020318 was incomplete.

Kaoru Fuki said he has "Newer binutils,glibc,gcc from cvs branch"
But his ftp seems to be down at:-

I am building on a Suse 7.3 (Mac8500 with G3 upgrade card).

I would appreciate finding other who have successfully built using GCC
3.0 on Apple Hardware. Most people seem to build it with a cross


On Tuesday, April 2, 2002, at 09:06  pm, Chris Friesen wrote:

> We're looking at moving to gcc 3.x for 2.4.18, and are trying to decide
> what
> version to use.  It appears that there were some ppc-specific fixes
> that went in
> to 3.1, and I'm not sure if they were ported back to 3.0.
> Has anyone had any successes or failures using either of these versions
> on
> 2.4.18 on ppc?
> Any gotchas?
> Thanks,
> Chris
> PS. Please cc me on replies, as I'm not subscribed to the list at the
> moment.
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