Building cross compiler for ARM Linux: cross-gdb fails for python

Michael Powell
Sat Mar 2 18:49:00 GMT 2013

Apparently at one point in the change log a couple of years ago (21
months back now):

Seems that the assumption was: if either expat (?) or python aren't
present, the build will succeed, but without some features.

I don't mind installing python, but would like to avoid creeping
dependencies too.

On Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 12:42 PM, Michael Powell <> wrote:
> Hello,
> I've gotten past the GCJ issue. Disabled Java support since we don't
> technically need it that I know of.
> To recap, building the latest crosstool-ng 1.18.0 using GCC 4.7.2.
> The build chugs along, and about 62 minutes into it, fails over
> cross-gdb: configure: error: python is missing or unusable.
> I'd really, really, REALLY like to have debug support cross compiling.
> Would be very helpful.
> We don't really need python per se, but if we need it for debugging
> purposes, so be it.
> I am out of my comfort zone here, so any insights would be helpful.
> Regards,
> Michael Powell

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