dank at kegel.com
Tue Nov 25 17:08:24 EST 2003
Christopher R. Johnson wrote:
> This is probably way too big a question to ask here, but I'm hoping
> someone can help me. I have inherited a gcc 2.95.3 cross development
> tool chain, which has been working fine to build for my powerpc-linux
> target machine. I'm building the kernel and user programs fine. I'm
> beginning to find as I add things in that I'm missing libraries. Today
> its libresolv which I need for pump. Some questions:
> 1. Do I really need to go back and build my own tool chain? I've tried
> grabbing 2.95.3 sources and building by running configure with
> --target=powerpc-linux, but I get some missing include file errors
> building libgcc2.a. I'm on a 405GP (no fp). Should I even bother doing
Only if you run into trouble with your old compiler.
If and when you decide to rebuild the compiler, see
http://kegel.com/crosstool for a recipe you can follow.
> 2. On my intel development machine I see that libresolv.a comes from
> glibc-devel-2.2.5-34. I have gcc-2.96-110 for my compiler. Should I go
> find a version of glibc-devel that matches up with my existing 2.95.3
> tools? How will I know if its the right version?
Again, http://kegel.com/crosstool (if you study it, and compare it
with Karim's book) will help show you how to build the glibc of your
> 3. Better yet, is there somewhere I can just obtain a reasonable tool
> chain that's ready-built for my target machine? Complete with libraries?
That same URL can show how to build a reasonable toolchain for the ppc405
without any thought on your part, if you choose to not read and
understand the script. It's always better to read and understand, though.
> Sorry for the newbie type questions. I have the "Using and Porting GNU
> CC" book, but am finding it a little too Stallman-esque to follow. Anyone?
Your question is quite reasonable.
BTW, which glibc does your toolchain use?
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