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Re: [RFC] Simplify MinGW canadian crosses
On Tue, Aug 29, 2006 at 10:59:27AM -0400, DJ Delorie wrote:
> > If you want to build some code that runs on mingw, I don't think
> > that having mingw tools installed is an unreasonable requirement.
> This is how you *get* mingw tools installed. The same logic that
> gives you a canadian (worst case) also gives you host-x-host.
Not so, unless I'm vastly confused.
Corinna is trying to generate --host=i686-mingw32 tools, with a
different --target. This requires at least a --target=i686-mingw32
compiler coming from elsewhere. That compiler can build the
--host=i686-mingw32 libraries, and usually should.
This is more like adding support for using the in tree newlib with an
arm-linux compiler so that you could build GCC to run on arm-linux,
without having to install an arm-linux C library first. That's why
I'm dubious about the value. But maybe Corinna has some good example
of when you want to do this?