Re: gcc-4.6.3, was Re: Debian on mac68k
On Tue, 8 Nov 2016, John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> On 11/08/2016 10:01 AM, Finn Thain wrote:
> > The only problem is that my fast Linux host is i686 and your compiler
> > runs on x86_64. But it is a convenient way to get hold of a gcc-5.2
> > compiler to target m68k/coldfire.
> Installing Debian testing and running
> apt install gcc-5-m68k-linux-gnu
> is not an option?
As a way to get a compiler, it's more difficult than untarring the one
from kernel.org, which was the effort I've been willing to invest so far.
I would consider installing the Debian Testing compiler in the form of a
container, if one was available.
Or I could just update my cross-compiler build scripts again, but that
solution doesn't get the upstream project much closer to the ideal
solution, i.e. a convenient, reliable "reference" compiler.
That would require supported compiler and distro releases. Certainly
Debian's gcc-5-m68k-linux-gnu or gcc-6-m68k-linux-gnu packages are good
candidates for building a container, and time permitting, I would
willingly test them and isolate and report any bugs I found.