Cross compiling X using CROSSCOMPILEDIR

Cross compiling X using CROSSCOMPILEDIR

Post by Petter Gusta » Thu, 14 Oct 2004 17:00:05



I'm trying to cross compile X11 using the "new"scheme" using a Red Hat
7.3 X86 host and a PowerPC target. I've tried X11R6.8.1 from x.org and
4.3.0 from xfree86.org and the result is the same.

   make  World CROSSCOMPILEDIR=/pathtomyppc/bin 2>&1 | tee World.log

This results is the following

  cd ./config/imake && make  -f Makefile.ini BOOTSTRAPCFLAGS=
  CC="cc"clean
  make[1]: Entering directory `/mysourcepath/build/config/imake'
  rm -f ccimake imake.o imake
  rm -f *.CKP *.ln *.BAK *.bak *.o core errs ,* *~*.a tags TAGS
  make.log \#*
  rm -f -r Makefile.proto Makefile Makefile.dep bootstrap
  rm -f imakemdep_cpp.h
  make[1]: Leaving directory `/mysourcepath/build/config/imake'
  make  Makefile.boot
  make[1]: Entering directory `/mysourcepath/build'
  cd ./config/imake && make -w -f Makefile.ini BOOTSTRAPCFLAGS=
  CC="cc"
  make[2]: Entering directory `/mysourcepath/build/config/imake'
  making imake with BOOTSTRAPCFLAGS= and
  CROSSCOMPILEFLAGS=-DCROSSCOMPILEDIR="/pathtomyppc/bin"in
  config/imake
  cc -o ccimake -DCROSSCOMPILEDIR=\"/pathtomyppc/bin\" -O
  -I../../include -I../../imports/x11/include/X11 ccimake.c
  if [ -n "/pathtomyppc/bin"] ; then \
  /pathtomyppc/bin/cc -E `./ccimake`\
  -DCROSSCOMPILE_CPP imakemdep.h > imakemdep_cpp.h; \
  else touch imakemdep_cpp.h; fi
  /bin/sh: /pathtomyppc/bin/cc: No such file or directory
  make[2]: *** [imakemdep_cpp.h] Error 127
  make[2]: Leaving directory `/mysourcepath/build/config/imake'
  make[1]: *** [imake.proto] Error 2
  make[1]: Leaving directory `/mysourcepath/build'
  make: *** [World] Error 2

Now the problem is that my cross compiled is not called "cc"but
"ppc_82xx-cpp". I tried to set CC=ppc_82xx-cpp when calling make and
also tried to modify build/config/imake/Makefile.ini but this seems to
result in a PowerPC bootstrap rather than a X86 bootstrap (so it can't
execute the binary).

I can of of course make symbolic links from ppc_82xx-cpp to cc, but I
feel that this *should* work.

1) Is this a bug in the bootstrap makefile, if not, how do I make ut
   use
   ppc_82xx-cpp and the local gcc for bootstrap? BTW I have

   #define CcCmd ppc_82xx-gcc            and
   #define HostCcCmd  cc                 in cross.def

2) Where can I find documentation on this new method of cross
   compilation? I've seen some references to a document called
   ccimake.pdf (or something like that) when searching on Google, but
   the link is broken.

3) Also when compiling x.org X11R6.8.1 I always get:

   xmlconfig.c:34:19: expat.h: No such file or directory
   xmlconfig.c:135: parse error before '*'token

Any clues?

TIA
Petter

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Cross compiling X using CROSSCOMPILEDIR

Post by J.O. Ah » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 00:18:54



> I'm trying to cross compile X11 using the "new"scheme" using a Red Hat
> 7.3 X86 host and a PowerPC target. I've tried X11R6.8.1 from x.org and
> 4.3.0 from xfree86.org and the result is the same.

The esiest way I know is to use distccd, all you need it the crosscompiler on
the X86 machine, and start the distccd daemon, compile the source from the ppc
machine and tell it to use distccd and you will have both the PPC and X86
working together on the same compile (parallel build).

  //Aho

 
 
 

Cross compiling X using CROSSCOMPILEDIR

Post by Petter Gusta » Fri, 15 Oct 2004 00:41:33




> > I'm trying to cross compile X11 using the "new"scheme" using a Red Hat
> > 7.3 X86 host and a PowerPC target. I've tried X11R6.8.1 from x.org and
> > 4.3.0 from xfree86.org and the result is the same.

> The esiest way I know is to use distccd, all you need it the
> crosscompiler on the X86 machine, and start the distccd daemon,
> compile the source from the ppc machine and tell it to use distccd and
> you will have both the PPC and X86 working together on the same
> compile (parallel build).

Thank you for your reply. I don't want to compile anything on the PPC
machine. I just want to cross compile.

Petter
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