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RE: Cross Compile GDB 6.6 PPC405

So, after trying to make install ncurses several times in several
different locations, I gave up and decided to just cross-compile good
ol' termcap instead. 

Here is the link I followed.

This is just about right, except when I extracted termcap and tried to
pass those options to the configure script, it would not take them. So I
just ran the configure script, and manually edited the Makefile it
generated. I changed the CC=gcc to CC=powerpc-405-linux-gnu-gcc, saved
and hit make. This built the two files I needed, termcap.h and

Took those two files, dropped termcap.h into
$(CROSS_COMPILER)/powerpc-405-linux-gnu/include and libtermcap.a into
$(CROSS_COMPILER)/powerpc-405-linux-gnu/lib and went on to build GDB.
This process worked for both my MPC8540 and PPC405 toolsets.

Clint Thomas

-----Original Message-----
From: Khem Raj [] 
Sent: Wednesday, February 14, 2007 3:24 PM
To: Clint Thomas;
Subject: Re: Cross Compile GDB 6.6 PPC405

Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> On Wed, Feb 14, 2007 at 03:09:47PM -0500, Clint Thomas wrote:
>> I am trying to build a native GDB to run on my powerpc-405 target. To

>> do this, I run the configure script in gdb-6.6 as such ./configure 
>> --build=i386-linux-gnu --target=powerpc-405-linux-gnu 
>> --host=powerpc-405-linux-gnu Now beforehand, I tried building this, 
>> and the make would always fail with the error "No Termcap Library
>> After finding out that the --builduserland option is broken, I tried 
>> cross-compiling ncurses manually. After doing that, I moved the 
>> contents of the ../ncurses/lib directory into the directory 
>> containing libc.a in my cross-compiler directory. Now when I build 
>> GDB, I get this output
> This is still a basic cross-compiling question: if you need ncurses, 
> you don't just need the libraries, you need the headers too.  If you 
> had them...
>> In file included from .././gdb/tui/tui-command.c:28:
>> ./tui/tui-data.h:40: error: parse error before "WINDOW"
> ...they'd define this.
may be this thread can help you


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