[kaffe] Cross-compiling for powerpc

Jim Preston jlp at apti.com
Tue Oct 14 18:40:03 PDT 2003

I am trying to cross-compile kaffe for a Monte Vista hardhat linux
powerpc platform from my redhat 9 i686 machine.
The target board is a (somewhat rare) DNA VQG4 VME board. Monte Vista 
sells some kind of java for their OS, but it is all subscriptionfees, 
etc. so I thought I would take a shot at compiling kaffe. Well, I have 
read the cross-compiling FAQ and have followed the directions as far as 
making and installing the kaffe-native, etc. but when I try to configure 
in my kaffe-powerpc-linux directory the configure script runs for a 
while and then reports

checking for in_port_t... no
configure: error: cannot run test program while cross compiling
See `config.log' for more details.

I get no makefile or anything.
The config.log file is quite long, etc. and I am in a bit over my head 
here but I am concerned about where configure is looking for headers, etc.
I tried setting the ac_cv_sizeof vars in the powerpc-linux config.frag, 
but I got the same error.

Anyway, I don't know how outdated the cross-compiling FAQ is, etc.
If anyone has recently had success cross-compiling, please let me know.

jlp at apti.com
jim preston

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