(Logical) bug in configure for newlib-1.10.0

Wolfgang Fritz wolfgang.fritz@gmx.net
Tue Feb 26 12:30:00 GMT 2002

Eric Doenges schrieb:
> Hi,
> I've just tried to configure and build newlib-1.10 for m68k-coff. My
> configure command was:
> ../newlib-1.10.0/configure --host=i686-pc-linux-gnu --target=m68k-coff \
> --prefix=/NET/animal/user/doenges/local --norecursion
> The problem is that the libgloss/m68k/configure script tries to see if
> the cross compiler works, which it of course does not for several
> reasons:
> a) It has no idea which linker script must be used for linking with my
>    intended target

I came into this problem not only with newlib-1.10 but also when trying
to build the second stage gcc. It died in the libiberty directory. That
was with gcc-2.95.3. It seems to be a gcc problem with the m68k-coff
target. I ended up with patching gcc to install a spec file, a crt0.o
and a linker script that are more or less dummies but link without
errors. You may look into the crossgcc mailing list, also on

> b) If I am installing a cross compiler from scratch, at this point I
>    won't have a working C library to link against.
> While a) could be brushed off as a 'pilot error' (after all, it should
> be possible to hack the m68k-coff-ld to use the correct linker script
> by default), I feel it's a bit silly to require a C library to link
> against when building the C library itself.
> --
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