Not able to install newlibc natively.

Wed Mar 2 06:08:00 GMT 2005

I am trying to port newlibc for my embeded processor.
First I tried to install newlibc on my pIII linux
system( native). But it is not installing. Why it is
not. Can any body help me in this regard.
Thank you.


--- Paul Schlie <> wrote:

> Just curious, as newlib seems to be increasingly
> growing in both size and
> complexity seemingly to satisfy either Cygwin's
> platform requirements
> and/or more comprehensively satisfy various
> standards often with seemingly
> little apparent corresponding embedded system need,
> and/or correspondingly
> becoming increasingly dependant on presumptions of
> data type sizes typical
> of larger 32-bit platforms and memory availability,
> as opposed to those
> Likely 32-bits or less in size (typical of most
> smaller embedded systems).
> Is this intentional, or just a misperception; as not
> clear what newlib's
> role is intended to be if likely to slowly
> approximate the comprehensive
> complexity that glibc already offers?
> Please note I don't mean to single out any
> particular feature, but merely
> note that without any constraining philosophical
> guidelines, newlib may
> likely continue grow in complexity to the point
> where it may no longer
> be considered an appropriate basis for an
> light-weight embedded system
> C library; if this remains it's intent?
> Alternatively although aware of the growing interest
> in Linux being used
> as the basis of larger embedded systems, however
> personally don't consider
> an embedded system based on a reasonably
> comprehensive Linux (or Unix) OS,
> a true typical embedded system, but rather simply a
> small computer platform
> in it's own right; likely well beyond the scope of
> 99% of all embedded
> systems implementation requirements in practice.

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