Is a target glibc really needed to build full crossgcc?

Marius Groeger
Fri Sep 16 07:57:00 GMT 2005

On Thu, 15 Sep 2005, Andrew STUBBS wrote:

> Luckily you only need the reproductive tract of the chicken (xgcc, cc1) in 
> order to produce the egg (glibc headers) which can then produce a full (C 
> only) chicken. xgcc and cc1 can be built without headers or libraries given 
> the right make incantations. Don't even try to build C++ without a full glibc 
> (ostrich egg?), it just isn't worth it once you have a C compiler for glibc.

*ROTFL* Billiant summary...


Marius Groeger <>
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