powerpc-linux cross gcc-2.95 with newlib-1.8.1 missing crt1.o

J. Johnston jjohnstn@cygnus.com
Thu Aug 12 11:34:00 GMT 1999

Graham Stoney wrote:
> Hi Brendan,
> Thanks for the quick response...
> Graham Stoney wrote:
> # I'm attempting to build a powerpc-linux cross-compiler from gcc-2.95 to run on
> # a Red Hat 6.0 i686-pc-linux-gnu system, with the binutils-990809 snapshot and
> # newlib-1.8.1 as my C library. They're all configured with:
> #     --target=powerpc-linux --with-gnu-as --with-gnu-ld --with-newlib
> (i.e. the cross-compiler I'm building is to run on the i686-pc-linux-gnu
> system, and produce powerpc-linux binaries linked (hopefully) against newlib.)
> Brendan Simon writes:
> > Are you sure that Linux cross-compilers can be built using newlib as the C
> > library.
> I wouldn't say I'm sure, but this is for an embedded project on a Linux kernel,
> where newlib's leanness is rather appealing. I'm not expecting the full
> functionality of glibc, but I'd appreciate a gently pointer if anyone knows
> that this can't possibly work.

It is not supported.


Regarding your question about POSIX threads: there are no current plans to add this 
functionality to newlib.

-- Jeff Johnston (Cygnus Solutions)

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