Subject: Re: lib/34506
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List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 09/15/2006 19:15:17
The following reply was made to PR lib/34506; it has been noted by GNATS.

Subject: Re: lib/34506
Date: Fri, 15 Sep 2006 14:58:55 EDT

 I found that the missing soft-float routines are  added to NetBSD's libc.a if 
 gcc was original built with the configure option  --nfp.  So compiling 
 something with -msoft-float isn't very useful if gcc  wasn't originally built with 
 --nfp.  Maybe this isn't a bug, but at least  its very confusing.  
 Maybe this could be added to the man page  under gcc -msoft-float, or a 
 netbsd soft-float faq somewhere.  I rebuilt  the entire userland with MKSOFTFLOAT 
 and gcc's configure with --nfp (per PR  toolchain/34527), and can now generate 
 -msoft-float executables fine.