[Patch] README, using --target=TARGET option, was RE: Cross compiling Newlib for ARM in Cygwin

Corinna Vinschen vinschen@redhat.com
Wed Mar 23 10:31:00 GMT 2016

On Mar 23 05:35, Schwarz, Konrad wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: newlib-owner@sourceware.org [mailto:newlib-owner@sourceware.org]
> > On Behalf Of Schwarz, Konrad
> > I have to say that I find newlib/README confusing:
> > Section "The Build, Host, and Target Concepts in newlib"
> > states that "the target concept does not apply to [newlib] ...
> > gcc's target platform is newlib's host platform, and, as mentioned
> > before, newlib has no concept of target", but the top-level configure
> > script requires the --target= argument.  I was misled by this to set
> > host to arm-none-eabi.
> > 
> > I think the presentation could be improved by adding a sentence to the
> > effect of "To compile newlib for a host x, add --target=x when invoking
> > the top level configure script."
> Please find an according patch attached.



Corinna Vinschen
Cygwin Maintainer
Red Hat
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