>>|> Hey, Linuxers
>>|> As I'm pretty tight on disk space, I'd like to abuse my IBM RS6000
>>|> Workstation (running AIX 3.2.3e) to compile the Linux Stuff.
>>|> I can use gas 2.1.1 as cross-assembler, but the Gnu Linker frome the
>>|> binutils-2.2.1 distribution won't configure with --target=i486-linux.
>>|> Now two questions:
>>If RS6000 is little endian like ix86, you can use stuff under
>>pub/linux/packages/GCC/src on tsx-11.mit.edu.
>From what I have seen, RS/6000 is big endian, ie. "the other way round".
Ok... I've played a bit with gas-1.38.1l, binutils-1.9l, and tools-2.7
and hacked them (I think the things I've done are relatively clean) to
work on our SGI systems (big-endian). If anybody wants the patches just
e-mail me. One caveat: The utilities seem to produce correct output
(I've used a gcc cross-compiler to compile/assemble/link some small
programs using shared and static libraries) but I can't test the output
on a real Linux box since I still don't have one......
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