Subject: Re: nbgroff chokes on -current sparc64
To: James Chacon <>
From: Nick Hudson <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 12/07/2001 18:27:28
On Friday 07 December 2001 6:16 pm, James Chacon wrote:
> Awww hell...
> This is due to missing softfloat emulations we have..(which we need to
> have). Since the quad emulations are quicker to emulate in userland than
> trapping into the kernel this really just needs fixing. (I had enabled
> -msoft-quad-float on libgcc earlier this week because things like awk
> which did double -> int conversions wouldn't work otherwise).
> I'll look at the library routines over the weekend to see whats missing.
> James
> >	Wonderful! :) Looks like this makes everything happy on my sparc64
> >	(its built itself over a couple of times with the patch).
> >
> >	I don't know if its related to this, but now perl fails to
> >	compile quoting an issue in libgcc:

Now that Todd has enabled the creation of a -fPIC libgcc the hack in perl 
that does a -Wl,-whole-archive -lgcc -Wl,-no-whole-archive isn't needed. The 
right way to do things is have libgcc_pic linked into the DSO that Xerces-P 

Don't know if that helps...