configure fails to acquire proper compiler -- newlib 1.12.0

Samium Gromoff
Mon Jul 26 18:07:00 GMT 2004

Good day!

the trouble with configure is twofold:

first it fails to recognise mipsel-linux as a proper target:

deepfire@canopus:~/libc/newlib-1.12.0$ ./configure --target=mipsel-linux
loading cache ./config.cache
checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking target system type... mipsel-unknown-linux-gnu
checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
checking for a BSD compatible install... (cached) /usr/bin/install -c
*** This configuration is not supported in the following subdirectories:
     target-newlib target-libgloss
    (Any other directories should still work fine.)
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-ar... no
checking for ar... (cached) ar
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-as... no
checking for as... (cached) as
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-dlltool... no
checking for dlltool... (cached) dlltool
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-ld... no
checking for ld... (cached) ld
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-nm... no
checking for nm... (cached) nm
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-ranlib... no
checking for ranlib... (cached) ranlib
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-windres... no
checking for windres... (cached) windres
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-objcopy... no
checking for objcopy... (cached) objcopy
checking for i686-pc-linux-gnu-objdump... no
checking for objdump... (cached) objdump
checking for mipsel-linux-ar... (cached) mipsel-linux-ar
checking for mipsel-linux-as... (cached) mipsel-linux-as
checking for mipsel-linux-dlltool... no
checking for mipsel-linux-ld... (cached) mipsel-linux-ld
checking for mipsel-linux-nm... (cached) mipsel-linux-nm
checking for mipsel-linux-ranlib... (cached) mipsel-linux-ranlib
checking for mipsel-linux-windres... no
checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
creating ./config.status
creating Makefile

subsequent make fails to accomplish anything useful with:

deepfire@canopus:~/libc/newlib-1.12.0$ make
Configuring in etc
loading cache ./config.cache
checking for a BSD compatible install... (cached) /usr/bin/install -c
creating ./config.status
creating Makefile
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/deepfire/libc/newlib-1.12.0/etc'
make[1]: Nothing to be done for `all'.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/deepfire/libc/newlib-1.12.0/etc'

And second, if i enter /newlib and forcibly run configure from there it
fails to acquire the proper gcc:

deepfire@canopus:~/libc/newlib-1.12.0$ cd newlib
deepfire@canopus:~/libc/newlib-1.12.0/newlib$ ./configure --target=mipsel-linux
[ configures ok ]
deepfire@canopus:~/libc/newlib-1.12.0/newlib$ make
make "AR_FLAGS=rc"      "CC_FOR_BUILD=gcc"      "CFLAGS=-g -O2"
"SHELL=/bin/sh"   "EXPECT=`if test -f ./../expect/expect; then echo ./../expect/expect; else echo expect; fi`"
"RUNTEST=`if test -f ./../dejagnu/runtest; then echo ./../dejagnu/runtest; else echo runtest; fi`"
"RUNTESTFLAGS="         "exec_prefix=/usr/local"        "infodir=/usr/local/info"
"libdir=/usr/local/lib"         "prefix=/usr/local"     "tooldir=/usr/local/i686-pc-linux-gnu"
"top_toollibdir=/usr/local/i686-pc-linux-gnu/lib" "AR=ar"         "AS=as"
"CC=gcc -I/home/deepfire/libc/newlib-1.12.0/newlib/targ-include -I/home/deepfire/libc/newlib-1.12.0/newlib/libc/include"
"LD=ld"         "LIBCFLAGS="      "NM="   "PICFLAG="      "RANLIB=ranlib"         "DESTDIR=" all-recursive
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/deepfire/libc/newlib-1.12.0/newlib'

etc etc

Hope this helps...

regards, Samium Gromoff

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