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

Charles Wilson
Tue Jan 11 20:17:00 GMT 2011

On 12/16/2010 12:01 PM, Charles Wilson wrote:
> 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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