[OpenBIOS] PPC cross-compiler defaults to 'powerpc-linux-gnu-'prefix
Laurent at Vivier.EU
Wed Nov 25 13:03:16 CET 2009
>While setting up a PPC cross-compiler environment for OpenBIOS, I
>noticed that the default cross-compiler prefix is set to
>'powerpc-linux-gnu-' as opposed to 'powerpc-elf-'.
>Is there any particular reason that we need the linux platform version,
>instead of the elf version which is used by SPARC? The reason I ask is
>that the Linux platform version is much much harder to compile as you
>need an extra set of glibc headers and have to bootstrap the gcc build
>by hand in order to produce the working final compiler.
The only reason is because I use "powerpc-linux-gnu-gcc", but I agree it is much harder to produce. But I produce my cross-compile environment from debian packages, which seems simpler.
Do you know if there is a "powerpc-elf-gdb" ?
>On my tests here everything seems to work fine with just the
>'powerpc-elf-' prefix as far as I can tell.
If you provide a patch, I agree to apply it.
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