I have created a directory gcc-build and configured gcc-3.4.0 by
../gcc-3.4.0/configure --prefix=/usr/people/sbo/alpha \
--with-gnu-ld --with-ld=/usr/people/sbo/alpha/bin/ld \
--with-gnu-as --with-as=/usr/people/sbo/alpha/bin/as \
Since I am building under Solaris, I also told the configure script to use
/bin/ksh instead of the standard /bin/sh.
"make profiledbootstrap" works just fine (takes several days to complete), but
"make install" fails for a number of libraries (e.g., libf2c) because it wants
to use "../gcc-3.4.0/install-sh". Apparently some Makefiles do not like relative
path names at all.
As a crude bugfix, I have created symbolic links to the gcc-3.4.0 directory in
all subdirectories of the build hierarchy, but this is obviously not the most
elegant solution of all.
Configure with an absolute path, as prescribed in: