Subject: Re: ELF loader question
To: Kyle Unice <>
From: Jason Thorpe <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 04/09/2003 08:55:43
On Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at 06:05  AM, Kyle Unice wrote:

> So one cannot download gcc and binutils and follow the instructions for
> building the cross-compiling tools then run use them to build NetBSD?

Sure you can, but xscale-elf is not targeted to NetBSD, so you can't 
use that target.  You must use arm-netbsdelf.

NetBSD 1.6 has complete cross-build support, and includes a 
cross-hostable toolchain.  You don't *need* to download gcc and 
binutils from the FSF to cross-build it.

You can do it, however, but you're going to have to manually deal with 
the libstdc++/libgcc/crt* differences from current GCC releases.

FWIW, GCC 3.2.x does not support the ABI used by NetBSD/arm.  GCC 3.3 
will, but 3.3 is not released yet.

         -- Jason R. Thorpe <>