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Re: cross compiler for mips under cygwin - building libraries

On 12 Mar 2004 at 16:05, Daniel Kegel wrote:

> Harry Kaes wrote:
> > I'm trying to build a cross compiler for the mips processors running under
> > cygwin for a couple of days now. I did not succeed yet, but I'm getting
> > closer as I'm gathering more information. The problem I'm dealing with now
> > is which library I should use to compile the cross-compiler. I'm a bit
> > confused about which library is needed for what!
> > Apparently you need a library to build the cross compiler, which seems
> > logical. In the crossgcc faq of bill gatliff a bootstrap gcc is build in
> > order to build the libraries which are eventually needed to build the actual
> > cross compiler. What confuses me is that you build the libraries with a
> > cross compiler. I thought you would need a library compiled for the
> > i686-pc-cygwin environment to be able to build the cross compiler as it will
> > be running in that environment. I assume that if I build the libraries with
> > the bootstrap cross compiler they are actually build for the mips processor,
> > so how can they be used then to build a cross compiler which will be running
> > on the i686.
> > I'm using the gcc which is delivered with the cygwin environment to compile
> > the cross compiler, and I thought that would be also the compiler to use to
> > build the libraries which are needed to build the cross compiler.
> What libraries do you need?  If it's glibc, then crosstool automates
> everything for you...

Are you still lacking support for Cygwin? Or have you added it in to crosstool recently? (I've 
been away from crossgcc list for a few months.)


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