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Re: How to build GNU toolchain for AMD64?

From: Nico Kadel-Garcia
Subject: Re: How to build GNU toolchain for AMD64?
Date: Sun, 22 Jun 2008 20:19:02 +0100
User-agent: Thunderbird (Windows/20080421) wrote:
On Jun 22, 1:06 pm, Bill Marcum <> wrote:
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 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
Can anyone assist?
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.

I'm using Slackware.

Ubuntu was a problem because it refused to let me
specify a root password, and didn't install parts of
the development system.

Fedora insisted on a graphical login but I started the X server
there was constant flickering on my laptop's LCD.
My system has an ATI Radeon X1200.


When doing the Fedora insall, type 'linux text'. It's described in the 'Help' options of the installation CD or DVD.

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