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Old 12-03-2011, 09:14 AM   #1
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GCC release process


Hi,
I had some doubt regarding GCC release process. I wanted to build a cross compiler for MIPS using GCC for a large project. The GNU website shows that there are lot of active releases eg: 4.3.x and 4.6.x all have recent releases. So if I am starting my project today which version should I prefer.

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Old 12-03-2011, 10:16 AM   #2
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Unless you are an expert in building cross compilers / tool chains :
It's not recommended to build one yourself.
And a standalone "gcc-mips" won't do.

The minimum for a tool chain is :
binutils, "gcc-mips", a libc ( Uclibc glibc eglibc etc.),
and headers from the "preferred kernel".

The recommended tool chain is : crosstool-NG http://crosstool-ng.org/
"crosstool-NG" is the only tool that's updated regularly.
Last update is : 20 Nov 2011.

GCC version : Probably a version that can be used for your kernel.
General purpose : gcc-4.4.4 ( A later version like 4.6 : New software only.)

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knudfl, Thanks for your reply. I am forced to use 2.6.29 kernel for my project, so how do I find which version of gcc needs to be used.
 
Old 12-03-2011, 02:54 PM   #4
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Even though you have gotten an answer already, this thread is technically still part of your other active thread. Reporting to be closed; Please keep similar topics within one thread if you can.

Cheers,

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2.6.29.? : gcc-4.3.2 .... 4.4.0 were used.
 
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