err configuring newlib for powerpc-linux

J. Johnston
Wed Jun 4 17:49:00 GMT 2003

Anandapadmanabhan,Ramanathan wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to setup an cross development envrn. for powerpc-linux on
> i686-linux.
> Built binutils and GCC (cross) 3.2 and was then trying to
> configure and compile newlib 1.11.0
> (anything wrong with using newlib here?. Mine is an embedded powerpc
> -MPC8260- target system)

Newlib is barred by the *-*-linux* catchall in the top-level
(i.e. it is not newlib that is preventing this).  However, do you really need
powerpc-linux?  Would powerpc-eabi or powerpc-elf suffice for your embedded

-- Jeff J.

> -----------------screen shot----
> [root@linuxswan newlib-powerpc]# ../newlib-1.11.0/configure
> --target=powerpc-linux
> Configuring for a i686-pc-linux-gnu host.
> *** This configuration is not supported in the following subdirectories:
>      target-newlib target-libgloss
>     (Any other directories should still work fine.)
> Created "Makefile" in /root/anandapa/newlib-powerpc using "mt-frag"
> ./config.status is unchanged
> [root@linuxswan newlib-powerpc]#
> --------
> I think the configuration step is incomplete here in setting up an cross
> dev. environment to build applications for powerpc.
> (library will not get compiled and installed with this config. I guess. Why
> is it not taking directories recursive?)
> I even, went on doing a  'make all install' and tried compiling a sample
> application.
> ---------------------screen shot---
> [root@linuxswan wd]# powerpc-linux-gcc -I /usr/include test.c
> /usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/powerpc-linux/3.2/../../../../powerpc-linux/bin/ld:
> cannot open crt1.o: No such file or directory
> collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
> -----------
> Could some one correct me with the proper configuration steps required?
> Thanks.
> Rgds,
> Ramanathan G A

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