gcc-4.3.2 build fails

John Frankish frankish at dubai.oilfield.slb.com
Wed Nov 5 21:22:12 PST 2008


At 22:55 05-11-08, you wrote:
>On Sun, Nov 02, 2008 at 01:55:25AM -0800, Trent 
>Shea wrote: > On Saturday 01 November 2008 
>23:59:36 John Frankish wrote: > > If I 
>understand correctly, due to the fact that the 
>ps3 has a 64-bit > > cpu/kernel and 32-bit os, I 
>would need to cross-compile to get either > > a 
>64-bit os or a 32-bit os? Which would be better 
>to use on the host > > system - the ydl-6 
>gcc-4.1.1. or IMB cell SDK-3 ppu-gcc? > > I 
>don't have any experience with this; I have not 
>looked at the cell > processor in any great 
>detail, but if it is anything like the amd64, > 
>which allows you to run 32bit kernel/os, you 
>should be able to boot a > 32bit distro and 
>build away following the LFS instructions. > Or, 
>if it's anything like the various versions of 
>the 970 ('G5' in apple speak) the kernel will 
>refuse to build unless you set it for 64-bits 
>(and have a 64-bit (cross-) gcc (C only) and 
>binutils. I've done that in the past for ppc 
>(32) userspace on ppc64.  Some packages in the 
>base system may produce obscure issues doing 
>that, so not all of my builds succeeded. > 
>Whichever you choose it will have to be based on 
>a little bit of > research, and usage 
>analysis. > Dunno about the usage analysis (a 
>lot of us build our own systems "because we can" 
>or "because it's there"), but research is 
>definitely needed.  'linux32' can be helpful if 
>configure thinks it's on a 64-bit machine. As 
>was said earlier, clfs might be (a little) more 
>useful - I'm not willing to talk about the 
>detail here, it's definitely O/T (we haven't 
>even got x86_64 into LFS yet). For a machine 
>with only limited memory, I guess building a 
>32-bit userspace is probably a lot more 
>practical than 64-bit (e.g. the toolchain 
>packages build much bigger files on 64-bit 
>powerpc than on x86). ĸen -- das eine Mal als 
>Tragödie, das andere Mal als Farce -- 
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I've just started the clfs

Version SVN-20081102-PowerPC64-Multilib build 
alongside ydl-6 on the ps3 - lets see how it goes...

John 




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