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Re: How to build GNU toolchain for AMD64?

From: Bill Marcum
Subject: Re: How to build GNU toolchain for AMD64?
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 17:06:47 GMT
User-agent: slrn/ (Debian)

On 2008-06-22, <> wrote:
> I'm using a Linux distro that doesn't have a 64-bit
> version, and after trying two that do (Ubuntu and
> Fedora) and seeing how incompatible they are
> with my hardware, I've decided to take a minimalist
> approach and build the toolchain and kernel myself.
> However, I've run into snags, and the information
> on the Web seems fragmented and dispersed.
> Binutils seem to build without problems:
> mkdir /opt64
> tar zxfv binutils-2.18.tar.gz
> cd binutils-2.18
> ./configure --prefix=/opt64 --target=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> make
> make install
> However gcc builds only the first stage and
> at the end of that, it complains that it cannot
> create the binary, seemingly because it doesn't
> know the name for it (gcc).
> export CFLAGS='-Dinhibit_libc'
> export PATH=/opt64/bin:$PATH
> tar jxfv gcc-4.3.1.tar.bz2
> cd gcc-4.3.1
> ./configure --prefix=/opt64 --target=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu --enable-
> languages=c --disable-shared --disable-multilib --enable-
> threads=single --build=x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> make
> Can anyone assist?
> Thanks.

What distro do you use that doesn't have a 64-bit version, and what 
hardware do you have that isn't compatible with the most popular 
distros? Maybe you could try a minimal installation of Debian.

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