Newbie crosstool problem


I have a SUSE 10.3 host running on 32 bit x86 core and I am trying to use crosstool to build a cross compiler for arm-linux. Idownload the crosstool-0.43 archive and unpacked it. I edited my demo- arm9tdmi shell script to look like this:

#!/bin/sh # This script has one line for each known working toolchain # for this architecture. Uncomment the one you want. # Generated by from buildlogs/all.dats.txt

set -ex TARBALLS_DIR=$HOME/downloads RESULT_TOP=/opt/crosstool export TARBALLS_DIR RESULT_TOP GCC_LANGUAGES="c,c++,java" export GCC_LANGUAGES

# Really, you should do the mkdir before running this, # and chown /opt/crosstool to yourself so you don't need to run as root. mkdir -p $RESULT_TOP

#eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.2.3-glibc-2.2.5.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.2.3-glibc-2.3.2.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.2.3-glibc-2.3.2-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.3.6-glibc-2.2.5.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.3.6-glibc-2.3.2.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.3.6-glibc-2.3.2-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.4.5-glibc-2.2.5.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.4.5-glibc-2.3.2.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.4.5-glibc-2.3.2-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.4.5-glibc-2.3.5.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.4.5-glibc-2.3.5-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.4.5-glibc-2.3.6.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-3.4.5-glibc-2.3.6-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.0.2-glibc-2.3.2.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.0.2-glibc-2.3.2-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.0.2-glibc-2.3.5.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.0.2-glibc-2.3.5-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.0.2-glibc-2.3.6.dat` sh --notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.0.2-glibc-2.3.6-tls.dat` sh -- notest #eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.1.0-glibc-2.3.2.dat` sh --notest eval `cat arm9tdmi.dat gcc-4.1.0-glibc-2.3.2-tls.dat` sh -- notest

echo Done.

and ran it.

After a lot of downloads and building I eventually get an error:

  • CC=gcc
  • /home/rico/ct/crosstool-0.43/build/arm-9tdmi-linux-gnu/gcc-4.1.0- glibc-2.3.2/glibc-2.3.2/configure --prefix=/usr --build=i686-pc-linux- gnu --host=arm-9tdmi-linux-gnu --without-cvs --disable-sanity-checks -- with-headers=/opt/crosstool/gcc-4.1.0-glibc-2.3.2/arm-9tdmi-linux-gnu/ arm-9tdmi-linux-gnu/include --enable-hacker-mode checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu checking host system type... arm-9tdmi-linux-gnu checking sysdep dirs... sysdeps/arm/elf sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux/arm sysdeps/unix/sysv/linux sysdeps/gnu sysdeps/unix/common sysdeps/unix/ mman sysdeps/unix/inet sysdeps/unix/sysv sysdeps/unix/arm sysdeps/unix sysdeps/posix sysdeps/arm/fpu sysdeps/arm sysdeps/wordsize-32 sysdeps/ ieee754/flt-32 sysdeps/ieee754/dbl-64 sysdeps/ieee754 sysdeps/generic/ elf sysdeps/generic checking for a BSD-compatible install... /usr/bin/install -c checking whether ln -s works... yes checking for pwd... /bin/pwd checking for arm-9tdmi-linux-gnu-gcc... gcc checking version of gcc... 4.2.1, bad checking for gnumake... no checking for gmake... gmake checking version of gmake... 3.81, ok configure: error:
*** These critical programs are missing or too old: gcc *** Check the INSTALL file for required versions.

which -a gcc return:


and gcc --version | head -1 returns:

gcc (GCC) 4.2.1 (SUSE Linux)

Can somebody point me in the right direction please?



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Could you check your glibc configure script? It may test for a version of gcc

3.2.X or later. If it doesn't test for a number greater than 3, it will fail.
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You probably need to go back to a gcc in the 3.4 era. Gcc 4.x is much more demanding and frequently fails on code that has only been compiled on 3.4. because it is much less forgiving -Clark

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If you are using GCC4.x to cross-build a GCC3.x toolchain you will in almost all cases need some special patches for the GCC and/or glibc sources. I've recently sucessfully built a gcc-3.3.2/glib-2.3.2 arm-linux toolchain under Gentoo2007, which uses GCC4.1.2 as native compiler. However, i did not use crosstool for that purpose. I followed the howto found here:

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(you will have to register first; then search for topic "cross-compiler" and you will find an article "Build a GCC-based cross-compiler for Linux" which is a step-by step instruction set).

Good luck! Kai

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Kai Schories

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