Cross compile error question: i686 to powerpc--linux-gnu

David Korn
Wed Oct 17 09:55:00 GMT 2001

>-----Original Message-----
>From: Joe Sislow [ ]
>Sent: 17 October 2001 17:35
>To: David Korn
>Subject: Re: Cross compile error question: i686 to powerpc--linux-gnu
>David Korn wrote:
>> >-----Original Message-----
>> >From: Joe Sislow [ ]
>> >Sent: 17 October 2001 16:59
>> >    TARGET=powerpc--linux-gnu
>>   I've never seen anyone else put two dashes there and I could easily
>> picture that screwing up the crude pattern-matching used in 
>the config
>> scripts to analyze the target-triples.
>I'm not 100%, but I believe that it's ok.  I figure that I would have
>choked FAR eariler than this phase if there had been a problem with
>that.  However, the argument should have three parts.  If you believe
>that my syntax is incorrect, what should it be?

  Yep, that's the one.  I know it doesn't fit the nominal cpu-mfr-arch
specification, it should be considered as one of the two-part variants -
m68k - coff, arm - elf, powerpc - linux-gnu - all of which have an implied
'unknown' for the middle part of the triplet.

  I also would expect it to choke sooner, but OTOH it could just as likely
have misunderstood you and stumbled on in an inconsistent manner.

  The rest of the problem (D'oh!!  I've only just noticed, I was so thrown
by you target triple) is probably caused by the fact that newlib doesn't
work with linux.  Use glibc instead.

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