[parisc-linux] new binutils/gcc

willy@thepuffingroup.com willy@thepuffingroup.com
Mon, 14 Feb 2000 23:02:26 -0500

As some of you may have noticed, we now have new binutils and gcc in CVS.
If you previously checked out binutils and/or egcs, you should probably
delete them and get a fresh checkout.  Thanks to Cygnus, this is the
ELF-supporting toolchain.  Thanks to Sammy, this includes sufficient
support for 32-bit ELF to link a kernel.  I've asked him to hold off for
a few days on checking in the kernel changes until everyone has the new
toolchain installed and we have depots/rpms/debs/whatever available.

If you're too impatient or want to hack the toolchain, here's my experience
with it so far on HPUX 11:

install GNU flex.  ld won't build with hpux lex, alas.
install GNU bison.  gcc doesn't even attempt to use yacc.

cvs co binutils
mkdir binutils-build
cd binutils-build
./binutils/configure --target=hppa1.1-linux --prefix=/home/willy/gcc \
	--host=hppa-hpux --disable-nls
make install


cvs co gcc
mkdir gcc-build
cd gcc-build
./gcc/configure --target=hppa1.1-linux --prefix=/home/willy/gcc \
	--host=hppa1.1-hpux --disable-nls

and then it dies while making libgcc2.a.  I'll look at it more tomorrow,
but this may save some people some time.