[patch] ppc64 native target for gcc

Eric Christopher echristo@apple.com
Fri Nov 10 19:59:00 GMT 2006

On Nov 10, 2006, at 11:33 AM, Jack Howarth wrote:

> Mike,
>     It seems that the following is going to work...
> setenv gcc "gcc -m64"
> setenv ld ld64

This last shouldn't be necessary, and definitely won't be necessary  
with Leopard since that's what I tested this on.

> ../gcc/configure --prefix=/Users/howarth/work/gcc42 --enable- 
> languages=c,c++ --host=powerpc64-apple-darwin8 --target=powerpc64- 
> apple-darwin8 --disable-multilib
> make

There aren't any multilibs so that's not necessary, and I've also been  
passing in --build=powerpc64-darwin. Otherwise yes, that's what I'm  

> Eric really should fix this up to make the bootstrap of the  
> powerpc64-*-darwin*
> explicitly use -m64 and ld64 since there likely will never be an stock
> Apple compiler that defaults to -m64 on PPC. I would assume the same  
> issue
> applies to the x86_64-*-darwin* target he created.

Eric disagrees. I don't necessariily think that this should be any  
different than lying to configure
in any other way. (Which we are since config.guess returns powerpc and  
not powerpc64). The other way to do this would be to build a cross  
compiler, and then use that to build the host-x-target compiler as  
Mike described. That should work without much weirdness - other than  
the lack of a powerpc64-darwin-as/ar/ld/... there's an easy workaround  
for that as well though.


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