ITA: gcc-mingw-* gcc-3 -mno-cygwin support packages; ITP: mingw-binutils/mingw-gcc-* cross compiler

Charles Wilson
Thu Dec 16 17:01:00 GMT 2010

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
cygwin binaries?


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