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Re: questions of gcc compiling.


On Wed, Sep 26, 2001 at 02:59:42PM +0200, Rainer Orth wrote:
> > My understanding is that 64 bit binaries:
 
> > 2) Require a more complicated development environmnet to build. 
 
> Why do you think so?  I wouldn't call using gcc -m64/cc -xarch=v9
> complicated.  The complications of building a sparcv9-sun-solaris2.[78]
> compiler based on GCC 3.0.x sources shouldn't be an indication: GCC 3.1
> will build a bi-arch (capable of building both 32-bit and 64-bit binaries)
> compiler for the sparc-sun-solaris2.[78] configurations by default, so
> there's no need for either a 32x64-bit cross-compiler or an existing 64-bit
> compiler (either gcc or Sun cc) to get a working compiler capable of
> building 64-bit binaries.

Well, if you are building 64 bit binaries in a mixed environment, 
things like libtool get confused and try to link in 32 bit libraries. 

> These issues should be documented in install.texi.  I can draft something
> once I fully understand the issues.

If there is a clean way of setting up a developement environment, 
then I'd love to know.. 

--Jack 


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