Subject: Re: src/tools/binutils does too much
To: Frank van der Linden <>
From: Ian Lance Taylor <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 09/07/2003 14:53:14
Frank van der Linden <> writes:

> However, it can still not be used to do a full build. The problem is,
> that src/tools/binutils/Makefile does too much work. It calls
> configure in gnu/dist/toolchain, which *always* descends into
> the gcc/ subdir. But, that's gcc 2.95.3, which doesn't know
> about x86_64--netbsd, so it bombs. Same goes for the gdb/
> subdir, which I can't use (amd64 must go from nothing to gdb53).
> Obviously, you don't need (and don't want) the old gcc, so
> I'd like to avoid this somehow. But, I can't seem to tell
> configure to skip the gcc subdir. Renaming it seems to work,
> but that's not an option.
> Does anyone have an idea how to fix this? As it stands now,
> I can't do fully native builds (without hacks) until
> gnu/dist/toolchain/gcc is completely removed, and that
> means it would have to wait until all other platforms
> are done.

Edit gnu/dist/toolchain/  Look for the case statement
which starts with

case "${target}" in
    noconfigdirs="$noconfigdirs ${libstdcxx_version} target-newlib target-libiberty target-libgloss target-libffi"

Add entries for the targets you need to change, and change the shell
variable noconfigdirs to include the list of directories you don't
want to configure for those targets.  Follow the existing examples.