Linux for the mips-elf target

Shaun Jackman
Sat Apr 30 21:01:00 GMT 2005

On 4/30/05, Alexander Slack <> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use newlib compiled for the target mips-elf, for a mips/unix emulator
> I am writing. However I am unable to compile any networking programs
> because socket.h and associated functions are not present for that
> target in newlib.
> The only implementation for them is in libc/sys/linux, and that seems to
> be i386 only.
> - I'm not very good with configure scripts or makefiles, so how do I get
> newlib to build the libc/sys/linux directory?
> - Am I right in thinking I have to implement my own
> libc/sys/linux/machine/mips syscall stuff? Are there any other changes I
> need make?
> - Does the linux stuff have any dependence on linux kernel files?
> Because I'd rather not use those, only newlib and what I can implement
> myself.
> Thanks for any help.
> Alex.

Hi Alex,

I've been doing something similar for arm-elf. The first step was
pulling all the header files into the right place so that I could at
least compile an application that uses sockets. I can send this glob
of header files your way, if you like.


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