no need to install glibc headers to build bootstrap gcc?

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at
Wed Nov 2 07:20:35 PST 2005

On Wed, 2 Nov 2005, Jim Gifford wrote:

> Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >  crosstool, however (i apologize for continually comparing to
> > crosstool, it's just the only reference i have) has a step in between
> > -- it installs glibc headers which is allegedly needed for the
> > construction of the bootstrap gcc for versions of gcc-3.3 and up.  is
> > this step not technically necessary?  it certainly doesn't seem to be
> > in CLFS.
> >
> >
> This depends on the architecture. MIPS and sparc don't require the
> glibc-headers to be built but x86, x86_64, and alpha require them.
> If you don't build them gcc will fail.

apparently, sh requires them as well.  i just verified that.  i think.


p.s.  you don't mention PPC in either of your lists.  where would that

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