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Re: Problems building a cross compiler (toolchain)

> I'm trying to build a cross compiler i686-linux -> mips-elf.  I tried to
> follow the instructions in
>, but perhaps I haven't
> done as well as I could.  I'll give the exact steps I followed at the end of
> the message.

I will look into this if it is still not solved next week.

> The problem is that the make of egcs errors out with:
>     GNU assembler version 2.8.1 (mips-elf), using BFD version 2.8.1
>      mips-tfile -v -o _muldi3.o /tmp/cca01170.s
>     xgcc: installation problem, cannot exec `mips-tfile': No such file or directory
> This happens when it is trying to compile _muldi3.o with the following
> command:
>     /home/rutt/src/egcs-1.0.2/mips/gcc/xgcc \
>         -B/home/rutt/src/egcs-1.0.2/mips/gcc/ -O2  -DCROSS_COMPILE -DIN_GCC \
>         -g -O2 -I./include  -G 0 -g1 -DIN_LIBGCC2 -D__GCC_FLOAT_NOT_NEEDED \
>         -fexceptions    -I. -I../../gcc -I../../gcc/config -c -DL_muldi3 \
>         ../../gcc/libgcc2.c -o _muldi3.o -v
> I found the source to mips-tfile in the egcs tree, but I can't build it:
>     [rutt@gertie gcc]$ make mips-tfile
>     gcc -c -DCROSS_COMPILE -DIN_GCC    -g  -DHAVE_CONFIG_H     -I. -I../../gcc -I../../gcc/config ../../gcc/mips-tfile.c
>     ../../gcc/mips-tfile.c:719: mips/a.out.h: No such file or directory
> >From glancing at it, I don't understand why I should need it.  It seems to be
> a COFF thing.
> Here are the steps I followed:
>      1. cd binutils-2.8.1
>      2. configure --target=mips-elf --host=i686-linux -prefix=/home/rutt/cross/mips 
>      3. make all install
>      4. cd ../egcs-1.0.2
>      5. mkdir mips
>      6. ../configure --target=mips-elf --host=i686-linux -prefix=/home/rutt/cross/mips 
>      7. make cross

Are you using glibc 2? If you are not sure, I would recommend to leave
out the --host part and let configure figure out what your host is.


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