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Old 11-28-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Question building i386 SDL on x86_64

Anyone have the pleasure of building libSDL for i386 on an x86_64 host? I'm running into some wierd issues.

I'm running Fedora 10, and I believe I have all the required foo.i386 packages installed.

On trying to build, I can do nothing and it builds fine for x86_64. If I set CFLAGS to have -m32, it builds the objects fine, but then ld tries to link them as elf64.x86_64 objects... and fails. If I also try to set formats in LDFLAGS, such as '-F elf32.i386' (objdump tells me that's a supported format) ./configure fails telling me my compiler can't create executables.

Checking my config.log, gcc complains (to paraphrase, I don't have the log presently) file not found: elf32.i386

I don't know if something is screwey with this, as I'm not telling it where to find a file, but which format to use when linking. But I've checked the Fedora repos (and RPMFusion) for any packages that contain a file named elf32.i386, and none occur.

I'm really scratching my head on this one.

Any ideas?

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Old 11-28-2008, 11:31 AM   #2
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Oh... yes I have libSDL for i386 installed from the repository. But in this case, I need to use a patch for a particular application (Neverwinter Nights + nwmovies).

(this was meant to be edited into the first post, not a new reply. Oopsies. Pardon the double post)

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Old 01-25-2009, 10:49 PM   #3
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try this :
ld -melf_i386...
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