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Crosstool Build Fails under cygwin

Hello all,

I've been instructed to get a cross-compiler for Power PC working under Cygwin (crazy idea I know, but that's what they want!). Having trouble, though.

I have tried crisstools-ng version 1.17 and 1.18, but they won't build. "Configure" seemed to work fine, but "make" for both versions stopped with this error:

  SED    'ct-ng'
  SED    'scripts/'
  SED    'scripts/'
  SED    'scripts/'
  GEN    'config/'
  GEN    ''
  GEN    ''
  DEP    'nconf.gui.dep'
  DEP    'nconf.dep'
  DEP    'lxdialog/checklist.dep'
  DEP    'lxdialog/inputbox.dep'
  DEP    'lxdialog/util.dep'
  DEP    'lxdialog/textbox.dep'
  DEP    'lxdialog/yesno.dep'
  DEP    'lxdialog/menubox.dep'
  DEP    'mconf.dep'
  DEP    'conf.dep'
  BISON  ''
  GPERF  'zconf.hash.c'
  LEX    'lex.zconf.c'
  DEP    ''
  CC     ''
  CC     'conf.o'
  LD     'conf' undefined reference to `_libintl_gettext' undefined reference to `_libintl_gettext' undefined reference to `_libintl_gettext' undefined reference to `_libintl_gettext' undefined reference to `_libintl_gettext' more undefined references to `_libintl_gettext' follow /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/4.5.3/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/ld: bad reloc address 0x110 in section `.data' /usr/lib/gcc/i686-pc-cygwin/4.5.3/../../../../i686-pc-cygwin/bin/ld: final link failed: Invalid operation
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
Makefile:108: recipe for target `conf' failed
make[2]: *** [conf] Error 1
Makefile:160: recipe for target `build-lib-kconfig' failed
make[1]: *** [build-lib-kconfig] Error 2
Makefile:120: recipe for target `build' failed
make: *** [build] Error 2

My system is Windows 7 64 bit, and I installed the latest Cygwin (I think it's 1.7). I installed all the dev tools in the Cygwin setup.

This may or may not be relevant, but:

A couple of days ago, I downloaded and installed crosstools-ng 1.9 (because it was at the bottom of the page! I guess I failed the first intelligence test!).

1.9 built OK, and I was able to run the "menuconfig" option and set up my toolchain. Running the toolchain build took a loooooooooooooooong time (11 hours!) and eventually ended with an error. Here are the last few lines of the log file:

[ALL ] make[3]: Entering directory `/opt/build_gcc_xtools/targets/src/glibc-2.9/wctype' [ALL ] /opt/build_gcc_xtools/targets/tools/bin/install -c -m 644 wctype.h /opt/x-tools/powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu/powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu//sys-root/usr/include/wctype.h [ALL ] make[3]: Leaving directory `/opt/build_gcc_xtools/targets/src/glibc-2.9/wctype'
[ALL  ]    /usr/bin/make -j2 subdir=manual -C manual ..=../ install-headers
[ALL ] make[3]: Entering directory `/opt/build_gcc_xtools/targets/src/glibc-2.9/manual'
[ALL  ]    Makefile:240: *** mixed implicit and normal rules.  Stop.
[ALL ] make[3]: Leaving directory `/opt/build_gcc_xtools/targets/src/glibc-2.9/manual'
[ALL  ]    Makefile:207: recipe for target `manual/install-headers' failed
[ERROR]    make[2]: *** [manual/install-headers] Error 2
[ALL ] make[2]: Leaving directory `/opt/build_gcc_xtools/targets/src/glibc-2.9'
[ALL  ]    Makefile:12: recipe for target `install-headers' failed
[ERROR]    make[1]: *** [install-headers] Error 2
[ALL ] make[1]: Leaving directory `/opt/build_gcc_xtools/targets/powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu/build/build-libc-headers'
[ERROR]    Build failed in step 'Installing C library headers'
[ERROR] Error happened in '/usr/crosstool/lib/ct-ng-1.9.3/scripts/functions' in function 'CT_DoExecLog' (line unknown, sorry) [ERROR] called from '/usr/crosstool/lib/ct-ng-1.9.3/scripts/build/libc/' at line # 175 in function 'do_libc_headers' [ERROR] called from '/usr/crosstool/lib/ct-ng-1.9.3/scripts/' at line # 597 in function 'main' [ERROR] Look at '/opt/x-tools/powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu/build.log' for more info on this error.
[ERROR]  (elapsed: 686:48.54)

That seems slow! (Athlon 64 X2 dual core @ 3.1 Ghz and 6 GB RAM).

I've become completely obsessed by this task (i.e. building a toolchain for cygwin) and I've lost all sense of perspective, so suggestions would be appreciated!


Riverhead Technology
Jeremy Cole-Baker
Ph. (+64) 27 673 0129

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