Problems to build a cross compiler under Linux

Kai Ruottu
Wed Nov 20 05:43:00 GMT 2002

Kai Ruottu <> wrote:

> "karim" <> wrote:
> > I want to have under linux a compiler which produces binaries for windows
> > (with cygwin).
> It may be fully possible that gcc-3.2 cannot compile the C-library, > only gcc-3.2...

 Oops, where my thoughts were... What should have been here is that 
"only gcc-2.95.3 could perhaps be capable to build a rock-solid C-
library for Cygwin"...  My experience with gcc-3.x in building any
tools, libs etc. C-stuff has been negative. It seems to be quite
common experience that Insight cannot be built with gcc-3.2 (for
Cygwin-host), but even binutils built using gcc-3.1.x or 3.2.x have
failed on the Win32-host... So building Cygwin-hosted tools on Linux
really doesn't need one to have gcc-3.2 but gcc-2.95.3-something
there as the 'production compiler'. Maybe gcc-3.3 or 3.4 then
works again with the existing (or they are already fixed) sources
ported for Cygwin...

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