Troubles building cross-compiler; target 64-bit RISC-V

Jim Wilson
Mon Aug 5 21:23:00 GMT 2019

On Mon, Aug 5, 2019 at 12:22 PM <> wrote:
> I have deleted everything in my build directory. Then I ran configure again. The thing is my binutils are named riscv64-ar, riscv64-as, riscv64-ld not riscv64-elf-ar, riscv64-elf-as etc. It seems it is default behavior. How do I tell configure it should use these?

As Segher mentioned, the configure arguments for binutils need to be
the same as for gcc, the --target, --prefix, --program-prefix at least
need to be the same, but it is simplest to make all of the binutils
and gcc configure arguments the same.  You should explicitly specify
--target rather than rely on binutils and gcc to use the same default.
Otherwise there is no way for binutils and gcc to know whether you are
building a linux toolchain or an embedded toolchain or a rtems
toolchain, etc.  Presumably you want riscv64-elf or
riscv64-unknown-elf.  You don't need to put the $PREFIX/bin on your
path during the build, gcc configure will look there automatically.

There are various scripts you can use to make building a toolchain
easier.  crosstool-ng is a popular one, enable the experimental
support to get the RISC-V support.  There is also which is RISC-V specific.


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