[ECOS] What does this stand for...

Jonathan Larmour jlarmour@redhat.com
Thu Dec 27 13:57:00 GMT 2001

satya kumar wrote:
> Hi All,
>    When we are configuring the binutils or the gcc,
> then what does the --prefix and --exec-prefix stand
> for.I cant find any discription of the same.

Look in the documentation for those tools if you are interested, but why do
you need to know? (quick summary: --prefix == base directory of
installation, --exec-prefix == base directory of host machine specific
parts of the installation (i.e. executables that only run on one host)).

> Secondly can we prepare the binutils or the gcc for
> the synthetic Linux target using cygwin(that is on
> windows), since I dont find any such description in
> the red hat site.

Yes it is possible - you have to build a cygwin to linux cross compiler
though. Not trivial. Note if you are asking for a *cygwin* synthetic
target, then we don't have that (and never will).

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