Where can I get the documentation?

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On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 12:04:22PM +0300, Kai Ruottu wrote:
>"William A. Gatliff" <bgat@billgatliff.com> wrote:
>> Yilang:
>> On Wed, Sep 18, 2002 at 10:39:54AM +0800, Qiang YiLiang wrote:
>> > I just got a cross compiler which is "mips_mips_elf_gcc", its linker is 
>> > "mips_mips_elf_ld".
>> > 
>> > But I don't know how to operate them, does anyone know anywhere that I 
>> > can get the documentation of that?
>> Try: http://sources.redhat.com/binutils/docs-2.12
>> and: http://gcc.gnu.org/onlinedocs/
> Let's assume that someone built the binaries for the toolchain
>oneself, but for some very weird reason 'forgot' to build the
>docs coming with it...  Could this ever happen?  I think this
>being very, very common. Very little noise about these things
>(besides me usually ;-)...
> My point is that 'building the GNU docs' is surprisingly easy.
>When being curious and looking how on earth those PDF-docs were
>produced, I saw the 'pdftex' mentioned in some prebuilt docs and
>then found my RedHat Linux having it in the basic installation...
>Of course the Windoze-users are missing this, but they can just
>be happy with the WinHelp-format and use 'makertf' plus the MS
>free 'Help Compiler' or 'Help Toolkit', the method I used earlier
>(but running 'makertf' on Linux and then copying the '.hpj' and
>'.rtf' to Windoze for final processing).  Probably there are
>other preferences and the rich Windoze-users may have 'Adobe
>Distillers' etc. expensive tools for document-production...
> If talking about released binaries, it would be some kind of
>shame if these wouldn't include prebuilt docs in the 'usual'
>PDF (for Unix'es and Windoze) or WinHelp (Windoze only?) format.
>We cannot sue RedHat for this, their 'www.redhat.com/support/manuals'
>(or something else now), is well-known about the 'GNUPro' manuals
>in PDF-format... Motorola and Intel will earn thanks too, their
>MCORE and XScale distributions have included nice manuals. Also the
>ESA (European Space Association) with its 'erc32' has provided PS-
>format manuals...
> But as told, a GCC-builder should take care about building the
>GNU docs too, not only the binaries. The docs coming with the
>tool sources are always more up-to-date (or old enough) than the
>docs at 'gnu.org' for some other older or newer releases...
> Ok, with the 'mips-mips-elf' case the Algorithmics:
>  http://www.algor.co.uk
>'SDE'-toolkit docs could be a nice addition to the collection, just
>as the "SVR4 ABI, MIPS Supplement" (for MIPS 32-bit ELF etc.) at:
>  http://www.caldera.com/developers/devspecs/
>or the MIPS-document stuff at 'http://www.sgi.com'...
>Cheers, Kai

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