[OpenBIOS] [PATCH] have switch-arch tell you compiler name

Mark Cave-Ayland mark.cave-ayland at ilande.co.uk
Tue Nov 13 23:54:15 CET 2012

On 13/11/12 17:21, Programmingkid wrote:

> This patch adds a feature to switch-arch so it tells you the names of the compilers is it looking for. I had just installed a cross compiler and was confused as to why switch-arch wouldn't detect it. This feature helped me figure out that the problem was with the name of the compiler I was using.
> signed-off-by: John Arbuckle<programmingkidx at gmail.com>
> Index: /Users/misbah/Desktop/openbios/trunk/openbios-devel/config/scripts/switch-arch
> ===================================================================
> --- /Users/misbah/Desktop/openbios/trunk/openbios-devel/config/scripts/switch-arch	(revision 1067)
> +++ /Users/misbah/Desktop/openbios/trunk/openbios-devel/config/scripts/switch-arch	(working copy)
> @@ -99,6 +99,7 @@
>   {
>       for TARGET in ${1}-linux-gnu- ${1}-linux- ${1}-elf- ${1}-eabi-
>       do
> +        echo "Trying compiler ${TARGET}gcc"
>           if type ${TARGET}gcc>  /dev/null 2>&1
>           then
>               return

For me, this would make the output of switch-arch unnecessarily verbose. 
Most of the effort goes into building a cross-compile setup, so once the 
compiler is configured this output effectively becomes noise.

I would consider a patch for an optional "-v" (verbose) argument to 
switch-arch to aid people setting up their environment though.



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