cygwin arm-elf-linux gcc build failure

Keith Wright
Fri Mar 23 16:23:00 GMT 2001

> From: John Andrews <>
> Thanks Richard!
> That was the problem.

> > I suspect the problem is that you are trying to use newlib with a Linux 
> > target.  Linux builds demand more than the newlib headers provide and so 
> > you are running into problems.  If you want a linux target, then you will 
> > need to obtain glibc and build with that.
> > 
> > Richard.

Of course the real problem is that "newlib" is a way stupid
name for anything.  We used to laugh at the old guy with
an office full of dusty listings all labeled "newest version".

I am not sure who has the power to change the name, but
this list might be able to come up with a more descriptive
name.  John, what name would have made it obvious that
the your first configuration was bad?

I nominate something like "glibc-minimal".

     -- Keith Wright  <>

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