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Re: ITA: gcc-mingw-* gcc-3 -mno-cygwin support packages; ITP: mingw-binutils/mingw-gcc-* cross compiler
- From: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
- To: Mailing List: CygWin-Apps <cygwin-apps at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2010 12:01:09 -0500
- Subject: Re: ITA: gcc-mingw-* gcc-3 -mno-cygwin support packages; ITP: mingw-binutils/mingw-gcc-* cross compiler
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- Reply-to: Charles Wilson <cygwin at cwilson dot fastmail dot fm>
On 11/24/2010 12:41 AM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> On 11/24/2010 12:06 AM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>> Do you have the gcc package now?
>> If so, I'll download it and attempt to
>> create a binutils wrapper to work with it. I'm really not keen on
>> having a drawn out discussion about this. Maybe I'll come to the
>> conclusion that it's not worth the effort but given that I've done this
>> kind of thing before, have been working with cross compilers for twelve
>> years, and have been writing cross compiler wrappers for six years, I'd
>> need to be see it fail myself.
> Well, if it's That Easy(tm) then it sounds like a decent idea. Although
> I've worked with embedded compilers (which are all cross- by nature,
> obviously) quite a bit over the last four or five years, I was a tool
> user -- not a tool writer. So, creating an ld wrapper from my end
> appears more tricky than it might from your end.
>> If I can't make a wrapper then I'll support binutils for mingw.
> We still would need the "real" ld to have been configured with
> --with-sysroot[=/usr?]. libtool's cross- support works much better if
> the toolchain (gcc and ld) support it, and libtool.m4 checks for it, if
> the package using libtool is configured with --with-sysroot[=...]
cgf, any progress on creating a wrapper for mingw-binutils? If it's
turning out to be difficult, could we go ahead with a "real"
cross-configured mingw-binutils, and then maybe later update it with one
that installs simple wrapper .exe's that munge argv and exec the