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* Installing GCC::  This document describes the generic installation
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* Binaries::        Where to get pre-compiled binaries.

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The latest version of this document is always available at

This document describes the generic installation procedure for GCC as well
as detailing some target specific installation instructions.

GCC includes several components that previously were separate distributions
with their own installation instructions.  This document supersedes all
package specific installation instructions.

@emph{Before} starting the build/install procedure please check the
@ref{Specific, host/target specific installation notes}.
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We recommend you browse the entire generic installation instructions before
you proceed.

Lists of successful builds for released versions of GCC are
available at @uref{}.
These lists are updated as new information becomes available.

The installation procedure itself is broken into five steps.

* Prerequisites::
* Downloading the source::
* Configuration::
* Building::
* Testing:: (optional)
* Final install::
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Please note that GCC does not support @samp{make uninstall} and probably
won't do so in the near future as this would open a can of worms.  Instead,
we suggest that you install GCC into a directory of its own and simply
remove that directory when you do not need that specific version of GCC
any longer, and, if shared libraries are installed there as well, no
more binaries exist that use them.

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which are mostly obsolete but still contain some information which has
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@cindex Prerequisites

GCC requires that various tools and packages be available for use in the
build procedure.  Modifying GCC sources requires additional tools
described below.

@heading Tools/packages necessary for building GCC
@table @asis
@item ISO C90 compiler
Necessary to bootstrap GCC, although versions of GCC prior
to 3.4 also allow bootstrapping with a traditional (K&R) C compiler.

To build all languages in a cross-compiler or other configuration where
3-stage bootstrap is not performed, you need to start with an existing
GCC binary (version 2.95 or later) because source code for language
frontends other than C might use GCC extensions.

@item GNAT

In order to build the Ada compiler (GNAT) you must already have GNAT
installed because portions of the Ada frontend are written in Ada (with
GNAT extensions.)  Refer to the Ada installation instructions for more
specific information.

@item A ``working'' POSIX compatible shell, or GNU bash

Necessary when running @command{configure} because some
@command{/bin/sh} shells have bugs and may crash when configuring the
target libraries.  In other cases, @command{/bin/sh} or @command{ksh}
have disastrous corner-case performance problems.  This
can cause target @command{configure} runs to literally take days to
complete in some cases.

So on some platforms @command{/bin/ksh} is sufficient, on others it
isn't.  See the host/target specific instructions for your platform, or
use @command{bash} to be sure.  Then set @env{CONFIG_SHELL} in your
environment to your ``good'' shell prior to running

@command{zsh} is not a fully compliant POSIX shell and will not
work when configuring GCC@.

@item A POSIX or SVR4 awk

Necessary for creating some of the generated source files for GCC@.
If in doubt, use a recent GNU awk version, as some of the older ones
are broken.  GNU awk version 3.1.5 is known to work.

@item GNU binutils

Necessary in some circumstances, optional in others.  See the
host/target specific instructions for your platform for the exact

@item gzip version 1.2.4 (or later) or
@itemx bzip2 version 1.0.2 (or later)

Necessary to uncompress GCC @command{tar} files when source code is
obtained via FTP mirror sites.

@item GNU make version 3.80 (or later)

You must have GNU make installed to build GCC@.

@item GNU tar version 1.14 (or later)

Necessary (only on some platforms) to untar the source code.  Many
systems' @command{tar} programs will also work, only try GNU
@command{tar} if you have problems.

@item GNU Multiple Precision Library (GMP) version 4.3.2 (or later)

Necessary to build GCC@.  If you do not have it installed in your
library search path, you will have to configure with the
@option{--with-gmp} configure option.  See also @option{--with-gmp-lib}
and @option{--with-gmp-include}.  Alternatively, if a GMP source
distribution is found in a subdirectory of your GCC sources named
@file{gmp}, it will be built together with GCC@.

@item MPFR Library version 2.4.2 (or later)

Necessary to build GCC@.  It can be downloaded from
@uref{}.  The @option{--with-mpfr} configure
option should be used if your MPFR Library is not installed in your
default library search path.  See also @option{--with-mpfr-lib} and
@option{--with-mpfr-include}.  Alternatively, if a MPFR source
distribution is found in a subdirectory of your GCC sources named
@file{mpfr}, it will be built together with GCC@.

@item MPC Library version 0.8.1 (or later)

Necessary to build GCC@.  It can be downloaded from
@uref{}.  The @option{--with-mpc}
configure option should be used if your MPC Library is not installed
in your default library search path.  See also @option{--with-mpc-lib}
and @option{--with-mpc-include}.  Alternatively, if an MPC source
distribution is found in a subdirectory of your GCC sources named
@file{mpc}, it will be built together with GCC@.

@item Parma Polyhedra Library (PPL) version 0.11

Necessary to build GCC with the Graphite loop optimizations.
It can be downloaded from @uref{}.

The @option{--with-ppl} configure option should be used if PPL is not
installed in your default library search path.

@item CLooG-PPL version 0.15 or CLooG 0.16

Necessary to build GCC with the Graphite loop optimizations.  There
are two versions available.  CLooG-PPL 0.15 as well as CLooG 0.16.
The former is the default right now.  It can be downloaded from
@uref{} as

CLooG 0.16 support is still in testing stage, but will be the
default in future GCC releases.  It is also available at
@uref{} as
@file{cloog-0.16.1.tar.gz}.  To use it add the additional configure
option @option{--enable-cloog-backend=isl}.  Even if CLooG 0.16
does not use PPL, PPL is still required for Graphite.

In both cases @option{--with-cloog} configure option should be used
if CLooG is not installed in your default library search path.

@item @command{jar}, or InfoZIP (@command{zip} and @command{unzip})

Necessary to build libgcj, the GCJ runtime.

@end table

@heading Tools/packages necessary for modifying GCC
@table @asis
@item autoconf version 2.64
@itemx GNU m4 version 1.4.6 (or later)

Necessary when modifying @file{}, @file{aclocal.m4}, etc.@:
to regenerate @file{configure} and @file{} files.

@item automake version 1.11.1

Necessary when modifying a @file{} file to regenerate its
associated @file{}.

Much of GCC does not use automake, so directly edit the @file{}
file.  Specifically this applies to the @file{gcc}, @file{intl},
@file{libcpp}, @file{libiberty}, @file{libobjc} directories as well
as any of their subdirectories.

For directories that use automake, GCC requires the latest release in
the 1.11 series, which is currently 1.11.1.  When regenerating a directory
to a newer version, please update all the directories using an older 1.11
to the latest released version.

@item gettext version 0.14.5 (or later)

Needed to regenerate @file{gcc.pot}.

@item gperf version 2.7.2 (or later)

Necessary when modifying @command{gperf} input files, e.g.@:
@file{gcc/cp/cfns.gperf} to regenerate its associated header file, e.g.@:

@item DejaGnu 1.4.4
@itemx Expect
@itemx Tcl

Necessary to run the GCC testsuite; see the section on testing for details.

@item autogen version 5.5.4 (or later) and
@itemx guile version 1.4.1 (or later)

Necessary to regenerate @file{fixinc/fixincl.x} from
@file{fixinc/inclhack.def} and @file{fixinc/*.tpl}.

Necessary to run @samp{make check} for @file{fixinc}.

Necessary to regenerate the top level @file{} file from
@file{Makefile.tpl} and @file{Makefile.def}.

@item Flex version 2.5.4 (or later)

Necessary when modifying @file{*.l} files.

Necessary to build GCC during development because the generated output
files are not included in the SVN repository.  They are included in

@item Texinfo version 4.7 (or later)

Necessary for running @command{makeinfo} when modifying @file{*.texi}
files to test your changes.

Necessary for running @command{make dvi} or @command{make pdf} to
create printable documentation in DVI or PDF format.  Texinfo version
4.8 or later is required for @command{make pdf}.

Necessary to build GCC documentation during development because the
generated output files are not included in the SVN repository.  They are
included in releases.

@item @TeX{} (any working version)

Necessary for running @command{texi2dvi} and @command{texi2pdf}, which 
are used when running @command{make dvi} or @command{make pdf} to create
DVI or PDF files, respectively.

@item SVN (any version)
@itemx SSH (any version)

Necessary to access the SVN repository.  Public releases and weekly
snapshots of the development sources are also available via FTP@.

@item Perl version 5.6.1 (or later)

Necessary when regenerating @file{Makefile} dependencies in libiberty.
Necessary when regenerating @file{libiberty/functions.texi}.
Necessary when generating manpages from Texinfo manuals.
Necessary when targetting Darwin, building @samp{libstdc++},
and not using @option{--disable-symvers}.
Necessary when targetting Solaris 2 with Sun @command{ld}, building
@samp{libstdc++}, and not using @option{--disable-symvers}.  A helper
scripts needs @samp{}, which is missing from @command{perl} 5.005
included in Solaris@tie{}8.  The bundled @command{perl} in Solaris@tie{}9 and up
Used by various scripts to generate some files included in SVN (mainly
Unicode-related and rarely changing) from source tables.

@item GNU diffutils version 2.7 (or later)

Useful when submitting patches for the GCC source code.

@item patch version 2.5.4 (or later)

Necessary when applying patches, created with @command{diff}, to one's
own sources.

@item ecj1
@itemx gjavah

If you wish to modify @file{.java} files in libjava, you will need to
configure with @option{--enable-java-maintainer-mode}, and you will need
to have executables named @command{ecj1} and @command{gjavah} in your path.
The @command{ecj1} executable should run the Eclipse Java compiler via
the GCC-specific entry point.  You can download a suitable jar from
@uref{}, or by running the script

@item antlr.jar version 2.7.1 (or later)
@itemx antlr binary

If you wish to build the @command{gjdoc} binary in libjava, you will
need to have an @file{antlr.jar} library available. The library is
searched in system locations but can be configured with
@option{--with-antlr-jar=} instead.  When configuring with
@option{--enable-java-maintainer-mode}, you will need to have one of
the executables named @command{cantlr}, @command{runantlr} or
@command{antlr} in your path.

@end table

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@c ***Downloading the source**************************************************
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@cindex Downloading GCC
@cindex Downloading the Source

GCC is distributed via @uref{,,SVN} and FTP
tarballs compressed with @command{gzip} or
@command{bzip2}.  It is possible to download a full distribution or specific

Please refer to the @uref{,,releases web page}
for information on how to obtain GCC@.

The full distribution includes the C, C++, Objective-C, Fortran, Java,
and Ada (in the case of GCC 3.1 and later) compilers.  The full
distribution also includes runtime libraries for C++, Objective-C,
Fortran, and Java.  In GCC 3.0 and later versions, the GNU compiler
testsuites are also included in the full distribution.

If you choose to download specific components, you must download the core
GCC distribution plus any language specific distributions you wish to
use.  The core distribution includes the C language front end as well as the
shared components.  Each language has a tarball which includes the language
front end as well as the language runtime (when appropriate).

Unpack the core distribution as well as any language specific
distributions in the same directory.

If you also intend to build binutils (either to upgrade an existing
installation or for use in place of the corresponding tools of your
OS), unpack the binutils distribution either in the same directory or
a separate one.  In the latter case, add symbolic links to any
components of the binutils you intend to build alongside the compiler
(@file{bfd}, @file{binutils}, @file{gas}, @file{gprof}, @file{ld},
@file{opcodes}, @dots{}) to the directory containing the GCC sources.

Likewise the GMP, MPFR and MPC libraries can be automatically built
together with GCC.  Unpack the GMP, MPFR and/or MPC source
distributions in the directory containing the GCC sources and rename
their directories to @file{gmp}, @file{mpfr} and @file{mpc},
respectively (or use symbolic links with the same name).

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@c ***Configuration***********************************************************
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@chapter Installing GCC: Configuration
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@cindex Configuration
@cindex Installing GCC: Configuration

Like most GNU software, GCC must be configured before it can be built.
This document describes the recommended configuration procedure
for both native and cross targets.

We use @var{srcdir} to refer to the toplevel source directory for
GCC; we use @var{objdir} to refer to the toplevel build/object directory.

If you obtained the sources via SVN, @var{srcdir} must refer to the top
@file{gcc} directory, the one where the @file{MAINTAINERS} file can be
found, and not its @file{gcc} subdirectory, otherwise the build will fail.

If either @var{srcdir} or @var{objdir} is located on an automounted NFS
file system, the shell's built-in @command{pwd} command will return
temporary pathnames.  Using these can lead to various sorts of build
problems.  To avoid this issue, set the @env{PWDCMD} environment
variable to an automounter-aware @command{pwd} command, e.g.,
@command{pawd} or @samp{amq -w}, during the configuration and build

First, we @strong{highly} recommend that GCC be built into a
separate directory from the sources which does @strong{not} reside
within the source tree.  This is how we generally build GCC; building
where @var{srcdir} == @var{objdir} should still work, but doesn't
get extensive testing; building where @var{objdir} is a subdirectory
of @var{srcdir} is unsupported.

If you have previously built GCC in the same directory for a
different target machine, do @samp{make distclean} to delete all files
that might be invalid.  One of the files this deletes is @file{Makefile};
if @samp{make distclean} complains that @file{Makefile} does not exist
or issues a message like ``don't know how to make distclean'' it probably
means that the directory is already suitably clean.  However, with the
recommended method of building in a separate @var{objdir}, you should
simply use a different @var{objdir} for each target.

Second, when configuring a native system, either @command{cc} or
@command{gcc} must be in your path or you must set @env{CC} in
your environment before running configure.  Otherwise the configuration
scripts may fail.

Note that the bootstrap compiler and the resulting GCC must be link
compatible, else the bootstrap will fail with linker errors about
incompatible object file formats.  Several multilibed targets are
affected by this requirement, see
@ref{Specific, host/target specific installation notes}.
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To configure GCC:

% mkdir @var{objdir}
% cd @var{objdir}
% @var{srcdir}/configure [@var{options}] [@var{target}]
@end smallexample

@heading Distributor options

If you will be distributing binary versions of GCC, with modifications
to the source code, you should use the options described in this
section to make clear that your version contains modifications.

@table @code
@item --with-pkgversion=@var{version}
Specify a string that identifies your package.  You may wish
to include a build number or build date.  This version string will be
included in the output of @command{gcc --version}.  This suffix does
not replace the default version string, only the @samp{GCC} part.

The default value is @samp{GCC}.

@item --with-bugurl=@var{url}
Specify the URL that users should visit if they wish to report a bug.
You are of course welcome to forward bugs reported to you to the FSF,
if you determine that they are not bugs in your modifications.

The default value refers to the FSF's GCC bug tracker.

@end table

@heading Target specification
@itemize @bullet
GCC has code to correctly determine the correct value for @var{target}
for nearly all native systems.  Therefore, we highly recommend you do
not provide a configure target when configuring a native compiler.

@var{target} must be specified as @option{--target=@var{target}}
when configuring a cross compiler; examples of valid targets would be
m68k-elf, sh-elf, etc.

Specifying just @var{target} instead of @option{--target=@var{target}}
implies that the host defaults to @var{target}.
@end itemize

@heading Options specification

Use @var{options} to override several configure time options for
GCC@.  A list of supported @var{options} follows; @samp{configure
--help} may list other options, but those not listed below may not
work and should not normally be used.

Note that each @option{--enable} option has a corresponding
@option{--disable} option and that each @option{--with} option has a
corresponding @option{--without} option.

@table @code
@item --prefix=@var{dirname}
Specify the toplevel installation
directory.  This is the recommended way to install the tools into a directory
other than the default.  The toplevel installation directory defaults to

We @strong{highly} recommend against @var{dirname} being the same or a
subdirectory of @var{objdir} or vice versa.  If specifying a directory
beneath a user's home directory tree, some shells will not expand
@var{dirname} correctly if it contains the @samp{~} metacharacter; use
@env{$HOME} instead.

The following standard @command{autoconf} options are supported.  Normally you
should not need to use these options.
@table @code
@item --exec-prefix=@var{dirname}
Specify the toplevel installation directory for architecture-dependent
files.  The default is @file{@var{prefix}}.

@item --bindir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for the executables called by users
(such as @command{gcc} and @command{g++}).  The default is

@item --libdir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for object code libraries and
internal data files of GCC@.  The default is @file{@var{exec-prefix}/lib}.

@item --libexecdir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for internal executables of GCC@.
The default is @file{@var{exec-prefix}/libexec}.

@item --with-slibdir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for the shared libgcc library.  The
default is @file{@var{libdir}}.

@item --datarootdir=@var{dirname}
Specify the root of the directory tree for read-only architecture-independent
data files referenced by GCC@.  The default is @file{@var{prefix}/share}.

@item --infodir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for documentation in info format.
The default is @file{@var{datarootdir}/info}.

@item --datadir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for some architecture-independent
data files referenced by GCC@.  The default is @file{@var{datarootdir}}.

@item --docdir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for documentation files (other
than Info) for GCC@.  The default is @file{@var{datarootdir}/doc}.

@item --htmldir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for HTML documentation files.
The default is @file{@var{docdir}}.

@item --pdfdir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for PDF documentation files.
The default is @file{@var{docdir}}.

@item --mandir=@var{dirname}
Specify the installation directory for manual pages.  The default is
@file{@var{datarootdir}/man}.  (Note that the manual pages are only extracts
from the full GCC manuals, which are provided in Texinfo format.  The manpages
are derived by an automatic conversion process from parts of the full

@item --with-gxx-include-dir=@var{dirname}
the installation directory for G++ header files.  The default depends
on other configuration options, and differs between cross and native

@end table

@item --program-prefix=@var{prefix}
GCC supports some transformations of the names of its programs when
installing them.  This option prepends @var{prefix} to the names of
programs to install in @var{bindir} (see above).  For example, specifying
@option{--program-prefix=foo-} would result in @samp{gcc}
being installed as @file{/usr/local/bin/foo-gcc}.

@item --program-suffix=@var{suffix}
Appends @var{suffix} to the names of programs to install in @var{bindir}
(see above).  For example, specifying @option{--program-suffix=-3.1}
would result in @samp{gcc} being installed as

@item --program-transform-name=@var{pattern}
Applies the @samp{sed} script @var{pattern} to be applied to the names
of programs to install in @var{bindir} (see above).  @var{pattern} has to
consist of one or more basic @samp{sed} editing commands, separated by
semicolons.  For example, if you want the @samp{gcc} program name to be
transformed to the installed program @file{/usr/local/bin/myowngcc} and
the @samp{g++} program name to be transformed to
@file{/usr/local/bin/gspecial++} without changing other program names,
you could use the pattern
@option{--program-transform-name='s/^gcc$/myowngcc/; s/^g++$/gspecial++/'}
to achieve this effect.

All three options can be combined and used together, resulting in more
complex conversion patterns.  As a basic rule, @var{prefix} (and
@var{suffix}) are prepended (appended) before further transformations
can happen with a special transformation script @var{pattern}.

As currently implemented, this option only takes effect for native
builds; cross compiler binaries' names are not transformed even when a
transformation is explicitly asked for by one of these options.

For native builds, some of the installed programs are also installed
with the target alias in front of their name, as in
@samp{i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc}.  All of the above transformations happen
before the target alias is prepended to the name---so, specifying
@option{--program-prefix=foo-} and @option{program-suffix=-3.1}, the
resulting binary would be installed as

As a last shortcoming, none of the installed Ada programs are
transformed yet, which will be fixed in some time.

@item --with-local-prefix=@var{dirname}
Specify the
installation directory for local include files.  The default is
@file{/usr/local}.  Specify this option if you want the compiler to
search directory @file{@var{dirname}/include} for locally installed
header files @emph{instead} of @file{/usr/local/include}.

You should specify @option{--with-local-prefix} @strong{only} if your
site has a different convention (not @file{/usr/local}) for where to put
site-specific files.

The default value for @option{--with-local-prefix} is @file{/usr/local}
regardless of the value of @option{--prefix}.  Specifying
@option{--prefix} has no effect on which directory GCC searches for
local header files.  This may seem counterintuitive, but actually it is

The purpose of @option{--prefix} is to specify where to @emph{install
GCC}.  The local header files in @file{/usr/local/include}---if you put
any in that directory---are not part of GCC@.  They are part of other
programs---perhaps many others.  (GCC installs its own header files in
another directory which is based on the @option{--prefix} value.)

Both the local-prefix include directory and the GCC-prefix include
directory are part of GCC's ``system include'' directories.  Although these
two directories are not fixed, they need to be searched in the proper
order for the correct processing of the include_next directive.  The
local-prefix include directory is searched before the GCC-prefix
include directory.  Another characteristic of system include directories
is that pedantic warnings are turned off for headers in these directories.

Some autoconf macros add @option{-I @var{directory}} options to the
compiler command line, to ensure that directories containing installed
packages' headers are searched.  When @var{directory} is one of GCC's
system include directories, GCC will ignore the option so that system
directories continue to be processed in the correct order.  This
may result in a search order different from what was specified but the
directory will still be searched.

GCC automatically searches for ordinary libraries using
@env{GCC_EXEC_PREFIX}.  Thus, when the same installation prefix is
used for both GCC and packages, GCC will automatically search for
both headers and libraries.  This provides a configuration that is
easy to use.  GCC behaves in a manner similar to that when it is
installed as a system compiler in @file{/usr}.

Sites that need to install multiple versions of GCC may not want to
use the above simple configuration.  It is possible to use the
@option{--program-prefix}, @option{--program-suffix} and
@option{--program-transform-name} options to install multiple versions
into a single directory, but it may be simpler to use different prefixes
and the @option{--with-local-prefix} option to specify the location of the
site-specific files for each version.  It will then be necessary for
users to specify explicitly the location of local site libraries
(e.g., with @env{LIBRARY_PATH}).

The same value can be used for both @option{--with-local-prefix} and
@option{--prefix} provided it is not @file{/usr}.  This can be used
to avoid the default search of @file{/usr/local/include}.

@strong{Do not} specify @file{/usr} as the @option{--with-local-prefix}!
The directory you use for @option{--with-local-prefix} @strong{must not}
contain any of the system's standard header files.  If it did contain
them, certain programs would be miscompiled (including GNU Emacs, on
certain targets), because this would override and nullify the header
file corrections made by the @command{fixincludes} script.

Indications are that people who use this option use it based on mistaken
ideas of what it is for.  People use it as if it specified where to
install part of GCC@.  Perhaps they make this assumption because
installing GCC creates the directory.

@item --enable-shared[=@var{package}[,@dots{}]]
Build shared versions of libraries, if shared libraries are supported on
the target platform.  Unlike GCC 2.95.x and earlier, shared libraries
are enabled by default on all platforms that support shared libraries.

If a list of packages is given as an argument, build shared libraries
only for the listed packages.  For other packages, only static libraries
will be built.  Package names currently recognized in the GCC tree are
@samp{libgcc} (also known as @samp{gcc}), @samp{libstdc++} (not
@samp{libstdc++-v3}), @samp{libffi}, @samp{zlib}, @samp{boehm-gc},
@samp{ada}, @samp{libada}, @samp{libjava}, @samp{libgo}, and @samp{libobjc}.
Note @samp{libiberty} does not support shared libraries at all.

Use @option{--disable-shared} to build only static libraries.  Note that
@option{--disable-shared} does not accept a list of package names as
argument, only @option{--enable-shared} does.

@item @anchor{with-gnu-as}--with-gnu-as
Specify that the compiler should assume that the
assembler it finds is the GNU assembler.  However, this does not modify
the rules to find an assembler and will result in confusion if the
assembler found is not actually the GNU assembler.  (Confusion may also
result if the compiler finds the GNU assembler but has not been
configured with @option{--with-gnu-as}.)  If you have more than one
assembler installed on your system, you may want to use this option in
connection with @option{--with-as=@var{pathname}} or

The following systems are the only ones where it makes a difference
whether you use the GNU assembler.  On any other system,
@option{--with-gnu-as} has no effect.

@itemize @bullet
@item @samp{hppa1.0-@var{any}-@var{any}}
@item @samp{hppa1.1-@var{any}-@var{any}}
@item @samp{sparc-sun-solaris2.@var{any}}
@item @samp{sparc64-@var{any}-solaris2.@var{any}}
@end itemize

@item @anchor{with-as}--with-as=@var{pathname}
Specify that the compiler should use the assembler pointed to by
@var{pathname}, rather than the one found by the standard rules to find
an assembler, which are:
@itemize @bullet
Unless GCC is being built with a cross compiler, check the
@file{@var{libexec}/gcc/@var{target}/@var{version}} directory.
@var{libexec} defaults to @file{@var{exec-prefix}/libexec};
@var{exec-prefix} defaults to @var{prefix}, which
defaults to @file{/usr/local} unless overridden by the
@option{--prefix=@var{pathname}} switch described above.  @var{target}
is the target system triple, such as @samp{sparc-sun-solaris2.7}, and
@var{version} denotes the GCC version, such as 3.0.

If the target system is the same that you are building on, check
operating system specific directories (e.g.@: @file{/usr/ccs/bin} on
Sun Solaris 2).

Check in the @env{PATH} for a tool whose name is prefixed by the
target system triple.

Check in the @env{PATH} for a tool whose name is not prefixed by the
target system triple, if the host and target system triple are
the same (in other words, we use a host tool if it can be used for
the target as well).
@end itemize

You may want to use @option{--with-as} if no assembler
is installed in the directories listed above, or if you have multiple
assemblers installed and want to choose one that is not found by the
above rules.

@item @anchor{with-gnu-ld}--with-gnu-ld
Same as @uref{#with-gnu-as,,@option{--with-gnu-as}}
but for the linker.

@item --with-ld=@var{pathname}
Same as @uref{#with-as,,@option{--with-as}}
but for the linker.

@item --with-stabs
Specify that stabs debugging
information should be used instead of whatever format the host normally
uses.  Normally GCC uses the same debug format as the host system.

On MIPS based systems and on Alphas, you must specify whether you want
GCC to create the normal ECOFF debugging format, or to use BSD-style
stabs passed through the ECOFF symbol table.  The normal ECOFF debug
format cannot fully handle languages other than C@.  BSD stabs format can
handle other languages, but it only works with the GNU debugger GDB@.

Normally, GCC uses the ECOFF debugging format by default; if you
prefer BSD stabs, specify @option{--with-stabs} when you configure GCC@.

No matter which default you choose when you configure GCC, the user
can use the @option{-gcoff} and @option{-gstabs+} options to specify explicitly
the debug format for a particular compilation.

@option{--with-stabs} is meaningful on the ISC system on the 386, also, if
@option{--with-gas} is used.  It selects use of stabs debugging
information embedded in COFF output.  This kind of debugging information
supports C++ well; ordinary COFF debugging information does not.

@option{--with-stabs} is also meaningful on 386 systems running SVR4.  It
selects use of stabs debugging information embedded in ELF output.  The
C++ compiler currently (2.6.0) does not support the DWARF debugging
information normally used on 386 SVR4 platforms; stabs provide a
workable alternative.  This requires gas and gdb, as the normal SVR4
tools can not generate or interpret stabs.

@item --disable-multilib
Specify that multiple target
libraries to support different target variants, calling
conventions, etc.@: should not be built.  The default is to build a
predefined set of them.

Some targets provide finer-grained control over which multilibs are built
(e.g., @option{--disable-softfloat}):
@table @code
@item arc-*-elf*

@item arm-*-*
fpu, 26bit, underscore, interwork, biendian, nofmult.

@item m68*-*-*
softfloat, m68881, m68000, m68020.

@item mips*-*-*
single-float, biendian, softfloat.

@item powerpc*-*-*, rs6000*-*-*
aix64, pthread, softfloat, powercpu, powerpccpu, powerpcos, biendian,
sysv, aix.

@end table

@item --with-multilib-list=@var{list}
@itemx --without-multilib-list
Specify what multilibs to build.
Currently only implemented for sh*-*-*.

@var{list} is a comma separated list of CPU names.  These must be of the
form @code{sh*} or @code{m*} (in which case they match the compiler option
for that processor).  The list should not contain any endian options -
these are handled by @option{--with-endian}.

If @var{list} is empty, then there will be no multilibs for extra
processors.  The multilib for the secondary endian remains enabled.

As a special case, if an entry in the list starts with a @code{!}
(exclamation point), then it is added to the list of excluded multilibs.
Entries of this sort should be compatible with @samp{MULTILIB_EXCLUDES}
(once the leading @code{!} has been stripped).

If @option{--with-multilib-list} is not given, then a default set of
multilibs is selected based on the value of @option{--target}.  This is
usually the complete set of libraries, but some targets imply a more
specialized subset.

Example 1: to configure a compiler for SH4A only, but supporting both
endians, with little endian being the default:
--with-cpu=sh4a --with-endian=little,big --with-multilib-list=
@end smallexample

Example 2: to configure a compiler for both SH4A and SH4AL-DSP, but with
only little endian SH4AL:
--with-cpu=sh4a --with-endian=little,big \
@end smallexample

@item --with-endian=@var{endians}
Specify what endians to use.
Currently only implemented for sh*-*-*.

@var{endians} may be one of the following:
@table @code
@item big
Use big endian exclusively.
@item little
Use little endian exclusively.
@item big,little
Use big endian by default.  Provide a multilib for little endian.
@item little,big
Use little endian by default.  Provide a multilib for big endian.
@end table

@item --enable-threads
Specify that the target
supports threads.  This affects the Objective-C compiler and runtime
library, and exception handling for other languages like C++ and Java.
On some systems, this is the default.

In general, the best (and, in many cases, the only known) threading
model available will be configured for use.  Beware that on some
systems, GCC has not been taught what threading models are generally
available for the system.  In this case, @option{--enable-threads} is an
alias for @option{--enable-threads=single}.

@item --disable-threads
Specify that threading support should be disabled for the system.
This is an alias for @option{--enable-threads=single}.

@item --enable-threads=@var{lib}
Specify that
@var{lib} is the thread support library.  This affects the Objective-C
compiler and runtime library, and exception handling for other languages
like C++ and Java.  The possibilities for @var{lib} are:

@table @code
@item aix
AIX thread support.
@item dce
DCE thread support.
@item gnat
Ada tasking support.  For non-Ada programs, this setting is equivalent
to @samp{single}.  When used in conjunction with the Ada run time, it
causes GCC to use the same thread primitives as Ada uses.  This option
is necessary when using both Ada and the back end exception handling,
which is the default for most Ada targets.
@item mach
Generic MACH thread support, known to work on NeXTSTEP@.  (Please note
that the file needed to support this configuration, @file{gthr-mach.h}, is
missing and thus this setting will cause a known bootstrap failure.)
@item no
This is an alias for @samp{single}.
@item posix
Generic POSIX/Unix98 thread support.
@item posix95
Generic POSIX/Unix95 thread support.
@item rtems
RTEMS thread support.
@item single
Disable thread support, should work for all platforms.
@item solaris
Sun Solaris 2/Unix International thread support.  Only use this if you
really need to use this legacy API instead of the default, @samp{posix}.
@item vxworks
VxWorks thread support.
@item win32
Microsoft Win32 API thread support.
@item nks
Novell Kernel Services thread support.
@end table

@item --enable-tls
Specify that the target supports TLS (Thread Local Storage).  Usually
configure can correctly determine if TLS is supported.  In cases where
it guesses incorrectly, TLS can be explicitly enabled or disabled with
@option{--enable-tls} or @option{--disable-tls}.  This can happen if
the assembler supports TLS but the C library does not, or if the
assumptions made by the configure test are incorrect.

@item --disable-tls
Specify that the target does not support TLS.
This is an alias for @option{--enable-tls=no}.

@item --with-cpu=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-cpu-32=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-cpu-64=@var{cpu}
Specify which cpu variant the compiler should generate code for by default.
@var{cpu} will be used as the default value of the @option{-mcpu=} switch.
This option is only supported on some targets, including ARM, i386, M68k,
PowerPC, and SPARC@.  The @option{--with-cpu-32} and
@option{--with-cpu-64} options specify separate default CPUs for
32-bit and 64-bit modes; these options are only supported for i386,
x86-64 and PowerPC.

@item --with-schedule=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-arch=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-arch-32=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-arch-64=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-tune=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-tune-32=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-tune-64=@var{cpu}
@itemx --with-abi=@var{abi}
@itemx --with-fpu=@var{type}
@itemx --with-float=@var{type}
These configure options provide default values for the @option{-mschedule=},
@option{-march=}, @option{-mtune=}, @option{-mabi=}, and @option{-mfpu=}
options and for @option{-mhard-float} or @option{-msoft-float}.  As with
@option{--with-cpu}, which switches will be accepted and acceptable values
of the arguments depend on the target.

@item --with-mode=@var{mode}
Specify if the compiler should default to @option{-marm} or @option{-mthumb}.
This option is only supported on ARM targets.

@item --with-fpmath=@var{isa}
This options sets @option{-mfpmath=sse} by default and specifies the default
ISA for floating-point arithmetics.  You can select either @samp{sse} which
enables @option{-msse2} or @samp{avx} which enables @option{-mavx} by default.
This option is only supported on i386 and x86-64 targets.

@item --with-divide=@var{type}
Specify how the compiler should generate code for checking for
division by zero.  This option is only supported on the MIPS target.
The possibilities for @var{type} are:
@table @code
@item traps
Division by zero checks use conditional traps (this is the default on
systems that support conditional traps).
@item breaks
Division by zero checks use the break instruction.
@end table

@c If you make --with-llsc the default for additional targets,
@c update the --with-llsc description in the MIPS section below.

@item --with-llsc
On MIPS targets, make @option{-mllsc} the default when no
@option{-mno-lsc} option is passed.  This is the default for
Linux-based targets, as the kernel will emulate them if the ISA does
not provide them.

@item --without-llsc
On MIPS targets, make @option{-mno-llsc} the default when no
@option{-mllsc} option is passed.

@item --with-synci
On MIPS targets, make @option{-msynci} the default when no
@option{-mno-synci} option is passed.

@item --without-synci 
On MIPS targets, make @option{-mno-synci} the default when no
@option{-msynci} option is passed.  This is the default.

@item --with-mips-plt
On MIPS targets, make use of copy relocations and PLTs.
These features are extensions to the traditional
SVR4-based MIPS ABIs and require support from GNU binutils
and the runtime C library.

@item --enable-__cxa_atexit
Define if you want to use __cxa_atexit, rather than atexit, to
register C++ destructors for local statics and global objects.
This is essential for fully standards-compliant handling of
destructors, but requires __cxa_atexit in libc.  This option is currently
only available on systems with GNU libc.  When enabled, this will cause
@option{-fuse-cxa-atexit} to be passed by default.

@item --enable-indirect-function
Define if you want to enable the @code{ifunc} attribute.  This option is
currently only available on systems with GNU libc on certain targets.

@item --enable-target-optspace
Specify that target
libraries should be optimized for code space instead of code speed.
This is the default for the m32r platform.

@item --with-cpp-install-dir=@var{dirname}
Specify that the user visible @command{cpp} program should be installed
in @file{@var{prefix}/@var{dirname}/cpp}, in addition to @var{bindir}.

@item --enable-comdat
Enable COMDAT group support.  This is primarily used to override the
automatically detected value.

@item --enable-initfini-array
Force the use of sections @code{.init_array} and @code{.fini_array}
(instead of @code{.init} and @code{.fini}) for constructors and
destructors.  Option @option{--disable-initfini-array} has the
opposite effect.  If neither option is specified, the configure script
will try to guess whether the @code{.init_array} and
@code{.fini_array} sections are supported and, if they are, use them.

@item --enable-build-with-cxx
Build GCC using a C++ compiler rather than a C compiler.  This is an
experimental option which may become the default in a later release.

@item --enable-maintainer-mode
The build rules that regenerate the Autoconf and Automake output files as
well as the GCC master message catalog @file{gcc.pot} are normally
disabled.  This is because it can only be rebuilt if the complete source
tree is present.  If you have changed the sources and want to rebuild the
catalog, configuring with @option{--enable-maintainer-mode} will enable
this.  Note that you need a recent version of the @code{gettext} tools
to do so.

@item --disable-bootstrap
For a native build, the default configuration is to perform
a 3-stage bootstrap of the compiler when @samp{make} is invoked,
testing that GCC can compile itself correctly.  If you want to disable
this process, you can configure with @option{--disable-bootstrap}.

@item --enable-bootstrap
In special cases, you may want to perform a 3-stage build
even if the target and host triplets are different.
This is possible when the host can run code compiled for
the target (e.g.@: host is i686-linux, target is i486-linux).
Starting from GCC 4.2, to do this you have to configure explicitly
with @option{--enable-bootstrap}.

@item --enable-generated-files-in-srcdir
Neither the .c and .h files that are generated from Bison and flex nor the
info manuals and man pages that are built from the .texi files are present
in the SVN development tree.  When building GCC from that development tree,
or from one of our snapshots, those generated files are placed in your
build directory, which allows for the source to be in a readonly

If you configure with @option{--enable-generated-files-in-srcdir} then those
generated files will go into the source directory.  This is mainly intended
for generating release or prerelease tarballs of the GCC sources, since it
is not a requirement that the users of source releases to have flex, Bison,
or makeinfo.

@item --enable-version-specific-runtime-libs
that runtime libraries should be installed in the compiler specific
subdirectory (@file{@var{libdir}/gcc}) rather than the usual places.  In
addition, @samp{libstdc++}'s include files will be installed into
@file{@var{libdir}} unless you overruled it by using
@option{--with-gxx-include-dir=@var{dirname}}.  Using this option is
particularly useful if you intend to use several versions of GCC in
parallel.  This is currently supported by @samp{libgfortran},
@samp{libjava}, @samp{libmudflap}, @samp{libstdc++}, and @samp{libobjc}.

@item --enable-languages=@var{lang1},@var{lang2},@dots{}
Specify that only a particular subset of compilers and
their runtime libraries should be built.  For a list of valid values for
@var{langN} you can issue the following command in the
@file{gcc} directory of your GCC source tree:@*
grep language= */
@end smallexample
Currently, you can use any of the following:
@code{all}, @code{ada}, @code{c}, @code{c++}, @code{fortran},
@code{go}, @code{java}, @code{objc}, @code{obj-c++}.
Building the Ada compiler has special requirements, see below.
If you do not pass this flag, or specify the option @code{all}, then all
default languages available in the @file{gcc} sub-tree will be configured.
Ada, Go and Objective-C++ are not default languages; the rest are.

@item --enable-stage1-languages=@var{lang1},@var{lang2},@dots{}
Specify that a particular subset of compilers and their runtime
libraries should be built with the system C compiler during stage 1 of
the bootstrap process, rather than only in later stages with the
bootstrapped C compiler.  The list of valid values is the same as for
@option{--enable-languages}, and the option @code{all} will select all
of the languages enabled by @option{--enable-languages}.  This option is
primarily useful for GCC development; for instance, when a development
version of the compiler cannot bootstrap due to compiler bugs, or when
one is debugging front ends other than the C front end.  When this
option is used, one can then build the target libraries for the
specified languages with the stage-1 compiler by using @command{make
stage1-bubble all-target}, or run the testsuite on the stage-1 compiler
for the specified languages using @command{make stage1-start check-gcc}.

@item --disable-libada
Specify that the run-time libraries and tools used by GNAT should not
be built.  This can be useful for debugging, or for compatibility with
previous Ada build procedures, when it was required to explicitly
do a @samp{make -C gcc gnatlib_and_tools}.

@item --disable-libssp
Specify that the run-time libraries for stack smashing protection
should not be built.

@item --disable-libquadmath
Specify that the GCC quad-precision math library should not be built.
On some systems, the library is required to be linkable when building
the Fortran front end, unless @option{--disable-libquadmath-support}
is used.

@item --disable-libquadmath-support
Specify that the Fortran front end and @code{libgfortran} do not add
support for @code{libquadmath} on systems supporting it.

@item --disable-libgomp
Specify that the run-time libraries used by GOMP should not be built.

@item --with-dwarf2
Specify that the compiler should
use DWARF 2 debugging information as the default.

@item --enable-targets=all
@itemx --enable-targets=@var{target_list}
Some GCC targets, e.g.@: powerpc64-linux, build bi-arch compilers.
These are compilers that are able to generate either 64-bit or 32-bit
code.  Typically, the corresponding 32-bit target, e.g.@:
powerpc-linux for powerpc64-linux, only generates 32-bit code.  This
option enables the 32-bit target to be a bi-arch compiler, which is
useful when you want a bi-arch compiler that defaults to 32-bit, and
you are building a bi-arch or multi-arch binutils in a combined tree.
On mips-linux, this will build a tri-arch compiler (ABI o32/n32/64),
defaulted to o32.
Currently, this option only affects sparc-linux, powerpc-linux, x86-linux
and mips-linux.

@item --enable-secureplt
This option enables @option{-msecure-plt} by default for powerpc-linux.
@xref{RS/6000 and PowerPC Options,, RS/6000 and PowerPC Options, gcc,
Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)},
@end ifnothtml
See ``RS/6000 and PowerPC Options'' in the main manual
@end ifhtml

@item --enable-cld
This option enables @option{-mcld} by default for 32-bit x86 targets.
@xref{i386 and x86-64 Options,, i386 and x86-64 Options, gcc,
Using the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC)},
@end ifnothtml
See ``i386 and x86-64 Options'' in the main manual
@end ifhtml

@item --enable-win32-registry
@itemx --enable-win32-registry=@var{key}
@itemx --disable-win32-registry
The @option{--enable-win32-registry} option enables Microsoft Windows-hosted GCC
to look up installations paths in the registry using the following key:

@code{HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Free Software Foundation\@var{key}}
@end smallexample

@var{key} defaults to GCC version number, and can be overridden by the
@option{--enable-win32-registry=@var{key}} option.  Vendors and distributors
who use custom installers are encouraged to provide a different key,
perhaps one comprised of vendor name and GCC version number, to
avoid conflict with existing installations.  This feature is enabled
by default, and can be disabled by @option{--disable-win32-registry}
option.  This option has no effect on the other hosts.

@item --nfp
Specify that the machine does not have a floating point unit.  This
option only applies to @samp{m68k-sun-sunos@var{n}}.  On any other
system, @option{--nfp} has no effect.

@item --enable-werror
@itemx --disable-werror
@itemx --enable-werror=yes
@itemx --enable-werror=no
When you specify this option, it controls whether certain files in the
compiler are built with @option{-Werror} in bootstrap stage2 and later.
If you don't specify it, @option{-Werror} is turned on for the main
development trunk.  However it defaults to off for release branches and
final releases.  The specific files which get @option{-Werror} are
controlled by the Makefiles.

@item --enable-checking
@itemx --enable-checking=@var{list}
When you specify this option, the compiler is built to perform internal
consistency checks of the requested complexity.  This does not change the
generated code, but adds error checking within the compiler.  This will
slow down the compiler and may only work properly if you are building
the compiler with GCC@.  This is @samp{yes} by default when building
from SVN or snapshots, but @samp{release} for releases.  The default
for building the stage1 compiler is @samp{yes}.  More control
over the checks may be had by specifying @var{list}.  The categories of
checks available are @samp{yes} (most common checks
@samp{assert,misc,tree,gc,rtlflag,runtime}), @samp{no} (no checks at
all), @samp{all} (all but @samp{valgrind}), @samp{release} (cheapest
checks @samp{assert,runtime}) or @samp{none} (same as @samp{no}).
Individual checks can be enabled with these flags @samp{assert},
@samp{df}, @samp{fold}, @samp{gc}, @samp{gcac} @samp{misc}, @samp{rtl},
@samp{rtlflag}, @samp{runtime}, @samp{tree}, and @samp{valgrind}.

The @samp{valgrind} check requires the external @command{valgrind}
simulator, available from @uref{}.  The
@samp{df}, @samp{rtl}, @samp{gcac} and @samp{valgrind} checks are very expensive.
To disable all checking, @samp{--disable-checking} or
@samp{--enable-checking=none} must be explicitly requested.  Disabling
assertions will make the compiler and runtime slightly faster but
increase the risk of undetected internal errors causing wrong code to be

@item --disable-stage1-checking
@itemx --enable-stage1-checking
@itemx --enable-stage1-checking=@var{list}
If no @option{--enable-checking} option is specified the stage1
compiler will be built with @samp{yes} checking enabled, otherwise
the stage1 checking flags are the same as specified by
@option{--enable-checking}.  To build the stage1 compiler with
different checking options use @option{--enable-stage1-checking}.
The list of checking options is the same as for @option{--enable-checking}.
If your system is too slow or too small to bootstrap a released compiler
with checking for stage1 enabled, you can use @samp{--disable-stage1-checking}
to disable checking for the stage1 compiler.

@item --enable-coverage
@itemx --enable-coverage=@var{level}
With this option, the compiler is built to collect self coverage
information, every time it is run.  This is for internal development
purposes, and only works when the compiler is being built with gcc.  The
@var{level} argument controls whether the compiler is built optimized or
not, values are @samp{opt} and @samp{noopt}.  For coverage analysis you
want to disable optimization, for performance analysis you want to
enable optimization.  When coverage is enabled, the default level is
without optimization.

@item --enable-gather-detailed-mem-stats
When this option is specified more detailed information on memory
allocation is gathered.  This information is printed when using

@item --with-gc
@itemx --with-gc=@var{choice}
With this option you can specify the garbage collector implementation
used during the compilation process.  @var{choice} can be one of
@samp{page} and @samp{zone}, where @samp{page} is the default.

@item --enable-nls
@itemx --disable-nls
The @option{--enable-nls} option enables Native Language Support (NLS),
which lets GCC output diagnostics in languages other than American
English.  Native Language Support is enabled by default if not doing a
canadian cross build.  The @option{--disable-nls} option disables NLS@.

@item --with-included-gettext
If NLS is enabled, the @option{--with-included-gettext} option causes the build
procedure to prefer its copy of GNU @command{gettext}.

@item --with-catgets
If NLS is enabled, and if the host lacks @code{gettext} but has the
inferior @code{catgets} interface, the GCC build procedure normally
ignores @code{catgets} and instead uses GCC's copy of the GNU
@code{gettext} library.  The @option{--with-catgets} option causes the
build procedure to use the host's @code{catgets} in this situation.

@item --with-libiconv-prefix=@var{dir}
Search for libiconv header files in @file{@var{dir}/include} and
libiconv library files in @file{@var{dir}/lib}.

@item --enable-obsolete
Enable configuration for an obsoleted system.  If you attempt to
configure GCC for a system (build, host, or target) which has been
obsoleted, and you do not specify this flag, configure will halt with an
error message.

All support for systems which have been obsoleted in one release of GCC
is removed entirely in the next major release, unless someone steps
forward to maintain the port.

@item --enable-decimal-float
@itemx --enable-decimal-float=yes
@itemx --enable-decimal-float=no
@itemx --enable-decimal-float=bid
@itemx --enable-decimal-float=dpd
@itemx --disable-decimal-float
Enable (or disable) support for the C decimal floating point extension
that is in the IEEE 754-2008 standard.  This is enabled by default only
on PowerPC, i386, and x86_64 GNU/Linux systems.  Other systems may also
support it, but require the user to specifically enable it.  You can
optionally control which decimal floating point format is used (either
@samp{bid} or @samp{dpd}).  The @samp{bid} (binary integer decimal)
format is default on i386 and x86_64 systems, and the @samp{dpd}
(densely packed decimal) format is default on PowerPC systems.

@item --enable-fixed-point
@itemx --disable-fixed-point
Enable (or disable) support for C fixed-point arithmetic.
This option is enabled by default for some targets (such as MIPS) which
have hardware-support for fixed-point operations.  On other targets, you
may enable this option manually.

@item --with-long-double-128
Specify if @code{long double} type should be 128-bit by default on selected
GNU/Linux architectures.  If using @code{--without-long-double-128},
@code{long double} will be by default 64-bit, the same as @code{double} type.
When neither of these configure options are used, the default will be
128-bit @code{long double} when built against GNU C Library 2.4 and later,
64-bit @code{long double} otherwise.

@item --with-gmp=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-gmp-include=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-gmp-lib=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-mpfr=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-mpfr-include=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-mpfr-lib=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-mpc=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-mpc-include=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-mpc-lib=@var{pathname}
If you do not have GMP (the GNU Multiple Precision library), the MPFR
library and/or the MPC library installed in a standard location and
you want to build GCC, you can explicitly specify the directory where
they are installed (@samp{--with-gmp=@var{gmpinstalldir}},
@samp{--with-mpc=@/@var{mpcinstalldir}}).  The
@option{--with-gmp=@/@var{gmpinstalldir}} option is shorthand for
@option{--with-gmp-lib=@/@var{gmpinstalldir}/lib} and
@option{--with-gmp-include=@/@var{gmpinstalldir}/include}.  Likewise the
@option{--with-mpfr=@/@var{mpfrinstalldir}} option is shorthand for
@option{--with-mpfr-lib=@/@var{mpfrinstalldir}/lib} and
@option{--with-mpfr-include=@/@var{mpfrinstalldir}/include}, also the
@option{--with-mpc=@/@var{mpcinstalldir}} option is shorthand for
@option{--with-mpc-lib=@/@var{mpcinstalldir}/lib} and
@option{--with-mpc-include=@/@var{mpcinstalldir}/include}.  If these
shorthand assumptions are not correct, you can use the explicit
include and lib options directly.  You might also need to ensure the
shared libraries can be found by the dynamic linker when building and
using GCC, for example by setting the runtime shared library path
variable (@env{LD_LIBRARY_PATH} on GNU/Linux and Solaris systems).

These flags are applicable to the host platform only.  When building
a cross compiler, they will not be used to configure target libraries.

@item --with-ppl=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-ppl-include=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-ppl-lib=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-cloog=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-cloog-include=@var{pathname}
@itemx --with-cloog-lib=@var{pathname}
If you do not have PPL (the Parma Polyhedra Library) and the CLooG
libraries installed in a standard location and you want to build GCC,
you can explicitly specify the directory where they are installed
@samp{--with-cloog=@/@var{clooginstalldir}}). The
@option{--with-ppl=@/@var{pplinstalldir}} option is shorthand for
@option{--with-ppl-lib=@/@var{pplinstalldir}/lib} and
@option{--with-ppl-include=@/@var{pplinstalldir}/include}.  Likewise the
@option{--with-cloog=@/@var{clooginstalldir}} option is shorthand for
@option{--with-cloog-lib=@/@var{clooginstalldir}/lib} and
@option{--with-cloog-include=@/@var{clooginstalldir}/include}.  If these
shorthand assumptions are not correct, you can use the explicit
include and lib options directly.

These flags are applicable to the host platform only.  When building
a cross compiler, they will not be used to configure target libraries.

@item --with-host-libstdcxx=@var{linker-args}
If you are linking with a static copy of PPL, you can use this option
to specify how the linker should find the standard C++ library used
internally by PPL.  Typical values of @var{linker-args} might be
@samp{-lstdc++} or @samp{-Wl,-Bstatic,-lstdc++,-Bdynamic -lm}.  If you are
linking with a shared copy of PPL, you probably do not need this
option; shared library dependencies will cause the linker to search
for the standard C++ library automatically.

@item --with-stage1-ldflags=@var{flags}
This option may be used to set linker flags to be used when linking
stage 1 of GCC.  These are also used when linking GCC if configured with
@option{--disable-bootstrap}.  By default no special flags are used.

@item --with-stage1-libs=@var{libs}
This option may be used to set libraries to be used when linking stage 1
of GCC.  These are also used when linking GCC if configured with
@option{--disable-bootstrap}.  The default is the argument to
@option{--with-host-libstdcxx}, if specified.

@item --with-boot-ldflags=@var{flags}
This option may be used to set linker flags to be used when linking
stage 2 and later when bootstrapping GCC.  If neither --with-boot-libs
nor --with-host-libstdcxx is set to a value, then the default is
@samp{-static-libstdc++ -static-libgcc}.

@item --with-boot-libs=@var{libs}
This option may be used to set libraries to be used when linking stage 2
and later when bootstrapping GCC.  The default is the argument to
@option{--with-host-libstdcxx}, if specified.

@item --with-debug-prefix-map=@var{map}
Convert source directory names using @option{-fdebug-prefix-map} when
building runtime libraries.  @samp{@var{map}} is a space-separated
list of maps of the form @samp{@var{old}=@var{new}}.

@item --enable-linker-build-id
Tells GCC to pass @option{--build-id} option to the linker for all final
links (links performed without the @option{-r} or @option{--relocatable}
option), if the linker supports it.  If you specify
@option{--enable-linker-build-id}, but your linker does not
support @option{--build-id} option, a warning is issued and the
@option{--enable-linker-build-id} option is ignored.  The default is off.

@item --enable-gnu-unique-object
@itemx --disable-gnu-unique-object
Tells GCC to use the gnu_unique_object relocation for C++ template
static data members and inline function local statics.  Enabled by
default for a native toolchain with an assembler that accepts it and
GLIBC 2.11 or above, otherwise disabled.

@item --enable-lto
@itemx --disable-lto
Enable support for link-time optimization (LTO).  This is enabled by
default, and may be disabled using @option{--disable-lto}.

@item --with-plugin-ld=@var{pathname}
Enable an alternate linker to be used at link-time optimization (LTO)
link time when @option{-fuse-linker-plugin} is enabled.
This linker should have plugin support such as gold starting with
version 2.20 or GNU ld starting with version 2.21.
See @option{-fuse-linker-plugin} for details.
@end table

@subheading Cross-Compiler-Specific Options
The following options only apply to building cross compilers.

@table @code
@item --with-sysroot
@itemx --with-sysroot=@var{dir}
Tells GCC to consider @var{dir} as the root of a tree that contains
(a subset of) the root filesystem of the target operating system.
Target system headers, libraries and run-time object files will be
searched in there.  More specifically, this acts as if
@option{--sysroot=@var{dir}} was added to the default options of the built
compiler.  The specified directory is not copied into the
install tree, unlike the options @option{--with-headers} and
@option{--with-libs} that this option obsoletes.  The default value,
in case @option{--with-sysroot} is not given an argument, is
@option{$@{gcc_tooldir@}/sys-root}.  If the specified directory is a
subdirectory of @option{$@{exec_prefix@}}, then it will be found relative to
the GCC binaries if the installation tree is moved.

This option affects the system root for the compiler used to build
target libraries (which runs on the build system) and the compiler newly
installed with @code{make install}; it does not affect the compiler which is
used to build GCC itself.

@item --with-build-sysroot
@itemx --with-build-sysroot=@var{dir}
Tells GCC to consider @var{dir} as the system root (see
@option{--with-sysroot}) while building target libraries, instead of
the directory specified with @option{--with-sysroot}.  This option is
only useful when you are already using @option{--with-sysroot}.  You
can use @option{--with-build-sysroot} when you are configuring with
@option{--prefix} set to a directory that is different from the one in
which you are installing GCC and your target libraries.  

This option affects the system root for the compiler used to build
target libraries (which runs on the build system); it does not affect
the compiler which is used to build GCC itself.

@item --with-headers
@itemx --with-headers=@var{dir}
Deprecated in favor of @option{--with-sysroot}.
Specifies that target headers are available when building a cross compiler.
The @var{dir} argument specifies a directory which has the target include
files.  These include files will be copied into the @file{gcc} install
directory.  @emph{This option with the @var{dir} argument is required} when
building a cross compiler, if @file{@var{prefix}/@var{target}/sys-include}
doesn't pre-exist.  If @file{@var{prefix}/@var{target}/sys-include} does
pre-exist, the @var{dir} argument may be omitted.  @command{fixincludes}
will be run on these files to make them compatible with GCC@.

@item --without-headers
Tells GCC not use any target headers from a libc when building a cross
compiler.  When crossing to GNU/Linux, you need the headers so GCC
can build the exception handling for libgcc.

@item --with-libs
@itemx --with-libs="@var{dir1} @var{dir2} @dots{} @var{dirN}"
Deprecated in favor of @option{--with-sysroot}.
Specifies a list of directories which contain the target runtime
libraries.  These libraries will be copied into the @file{gcc} install
directory.  If the directory list is omitted, this option has no

@item --with-newlib
Specifies that @samp{newlib} is
being used as the target C library.  This causes @code{__eprintf} to be
omitted from @file{libgcc.a} on the assumption that it will be provided by

@item --with-build-time-tools=@var{dir}
Specifies where to find the set of target tools (assembler, linker, etc.)
that will be used while building GCC itself.  This option can be useful
if the directory layouts are different between the system you are building
GCC on, and the system where you will deploy it.

For example, on an @samp{ia64-hp-hpux} system, you may have the GNU
assembler and linker in @file{/usr/bin}, and the native tools in a
different path, and build a toolchain that expects to find the
native tools in @file{/usr/bin}.

When you use this option, you should ensure that @var{dir} includes
@command{ar}, @command{as}, @command{ld}, @command{nm},
@command{ranlib} and @command{strip} if necessary, and possibly
@command{objdump}.  Otherwise, GCC may use an inconsistent set of
@end table

@subheading Java-Specific Options

The following option applies to the build of the Java front end.

@table @code
@item --disable-libgcj
Specify that the run-time libraries
used by GCJ should not be built.  This is useful in case you intend
to use GCJ with some other run-time, or you're going to install it
separately, or it just happens not to build on your particular
machine.  In general, if the Java front end is enabled, the GCJ
libraries will be enabled too, unless they're known to not work on
the target platform.  If GCJ is enabled but @samp{libgcj} isn't built, you
may need to port it; in this case, before modifying the top-level
@file{} so that @samp{libgcj} is enabled by default on this platform,
you may use @option{--enable-libgcj} to override the default.

@end table

The following options apply to building @samp{libgcj}.

@subsubheading General Options

@table @code
@item --enable-java-maintainer-mode
By default the @samp{libjava} build will not attempt to compile the
@file{.java} source files to @file{.class}.  Instead, it will use the
@file{.class} files from the source tree.  If you use this option you
must have executables named @command{ecj1} and @command{gjavah} in your path
for use by the build.  You must use this option if you intend to
modify any @file{.java} files in @file{libjava}.

@item --with-java-home=@var{dirname}
This @samp{libjava} option overrides the default value of the
@samp{java.home} system property.  It is also used to set
@samp{sun.boot.class.path} to @file{@var{dirname}/lib/rt.jar}.  By
default @samp{java.home} is set to @file{@var{prefix}} and
@samp{sun.boot.class.path} to

@item --with-ecj-jar=@var{filename}
This option can be used to specify the location of an external jar
file containing the Eclipse Java compiler.  A specially modified
version of this compiler is used by @command{gcj} to parse
@file{.java} source files.  If this option is given, the
@samp{libjava} build will create and install an @file{ecj1} executable
which uses this jar file at runtime.

If this option is not given, but an @file{ecj.jar} file is found in
the topmost source tree at configure time, then the @samp{libgcj}
build will create and install @file{ecj1}, and will also install the
discovered @file{ecj.jar} into a suitable place in the install tree.

If @file{ecj1} is not installed, then the user will have to supply one
on his path in order for @command{gcj} to properly parse @file{.java}
source files.  A suitable jar is available from

@item --disable-getenv-properties
Don't set system properties from @env{GCJ_PROPERTIES}.

@item --enable-hash-synchronization
Use a global hash table for monitor locks.  Ordinarily,
@samp{libgcj}'s @samp{configure} script automatically makes
the correct choice for this option for your platform.  Only use
this if you know you need the library to be configured differently.

@item --enable-interpreter
Enable the Java interpreter.  The interpreter is automatically
enabled by default on all platforms that support it.  This option
is really only useful if you want to disable the interpreter
(using @option{--disable-interpreter}).

@item --disable-java-net
Disable  This disables the native part of only,
using non-functional stubs for native method implementations.

@item --disable-jvmpi
Disable JVMPI support.

@item --disable-libgcj-bc
Disable BC ABI compilation of certain parts of libgcj.  By default,
some portions of libgcj are compiled with @option{-findirect-dispatch}
and @option{-fno-indirect-classes}, allowing them to be overridden at

If @option{--disable-libgcj-bc} is specified, libgcj is built without
these options.  This allows the compile-time linker to resolve
dependencies when statically linking to libgcj.  However it makes it
impossible to override the affected portions of libgcj at run-time.

@item --enable-reduced-reflection
Build most of libgcj with @option{-freduced-reflection}.  This reduces
the size of libgcj at the expense of not being able to do accurate
reflection on the classes it contains.  This option is safe if you
know that code using libgcj will never use reflection on the standard
runtime classes in libgcj (including using serialization, RMI or CORBA).

@item --with-ecos
Enable runtime eCos target support.

@item --without-libffi
Don't use @samp{libffi}.  This will disable the interpreter and JNI
support as well, as these require @samp{libffi} to work.

@item --enable-libgcj-debug
Enable runtime debugging code.

@item --enable-libgcj-multifile
If specified, causes all @file{.java} source files to be
compiled into @file{.class} files in one invocation of
@samp{gcj}.  This can speed up build time, but is more
resource-intensive.  If this option is unspecified or
disabled, @samp{gcj} is invoked once for each @file{.java}
file to compile into a @file{.class} file.

@item --with-libiconv-prefix=DIR
Search for libiconv in @file{DIR/include} and @file{DIR/lib}.

@item --enable-sjlj-exceptions
Force use of the @code{setjmp}/@code{longjmp}-based scheme for exceptions.
@samp{configure} ordinarily picks the correct value based on the platform.
Only use this option if you are sure you need a different setting.

@item --with-system-zlib
Use installed @samp{zlib} rather than that included with GCC@.

@item --with-win32-nlsapi=ansi, unicows or unicode
Indicates how MinGW @samp{libgcj} translates between UNICODE
characters and the Win32 API@.

@item --enable-java-home
If enabled, this creates a JPackage compatible SDK environment during install.
Note that if --enable-java-home is used, --with-arch-directory=ARCH must also
be specified.

@item --with-arch-directory=ARCH
Specifies the name to use for the @file{jre/lib/ARCH} directory in the SDK 
environment created when --enable-java-home is passed. Typical names for this 
directory include i386, amd64, ia64, etc.

@item --with-os-directory=DIR
Specifies the OS directory for the SDK include directory. This is set to auto
detect, and is typically 'linux'.

@item --with-origin-name=NAME
Specifies the JPackage origin name. This defaults to the 'gcj' in

@item --with-arch-suffix=SUFFIX
Specifies the suffix for the sdk directory. Defaults to the empty string. 
Examples include '.x86_64' in 'java-1.5.0-gcj-'.

@item --with-jvm-root-dir=DIR
Specifies where to install the SDK. Default is $(prefix)/lib/jvm.

@item --with-jvm-jar-dir=DIR
Specifies where to install jars. Default is $(prefix)/lib/jvm-exports.

@item --with-python-dir=DIR
Specifies where to install the Python modules used for aot-compile. DIR should
not include the prefix used in installation. For example, if the Python modules
are to be installed in /usr/lib/python2.5/site-packages, then 
--with-python-dir=/lib/python2.5/site-packages should be passed. If this is
not specified, then the Python modules are installed in $(prefix)/share/python.

@item --enable-aot-compile-rpm
Adds aot-compile-rpm to the list of installed scripts.

@item --enable-browser-plugin
Build the gcjwebplugin web browser plugin.

@table @code
@item ansi
Use the single-byte @code{char} and the Win32 A functions natively,
translating to and from UNICODE when using these functions.  If
unspecified, this is the default.

@item unicows
Use the @code{WCHAR} and Win32 W functions natively.  Adds
@code{-lunicows} to @file{libgcj.spec} to link with @samp{libunicows}.
@file{unicows.dll} needs to be deployed on Microsoft Windows 9X machines
running built executables.  @file{libunicows.a}, an open-source
import library around Microsoft's @code{unicows.dll}, is obtained from
@uref{}, which also gives details
on getting @file{unicows.dll} from Microsoft.

@item unicode
Use the @code{WCHAR} and Win32 W functions natively.  Does @emph{not}
add @code{-lunicows} to @file{libgcj.spec}.  The built executables will
only run on Microsoft Windows NT and above.
@end table
@end table

@subsubheading AWT-Specific Options

@table @code
@item --with-x
Use the X Window System.

@item --enable-java-awt=PEER(S)
Specifies the AWT peer library or libraries to build alongside
@samp{libgcj}.  If this option is unspecified or disabled, AWT
will be non-functional.  Current valid values are @option{gtk} and
@option{xlib}.  Multiple libraries should be separated by a
comma (i.e.@: @option{--enable-java-awt=gtk,xlib}).

@item --enable-gtk-cairo
Build the cairo Graphics2D implementation on GTK@.

@item --enable-java-gc=TYPE
Choose garbage collector.  Defaults to @option{boehm} if unspecified.

@item --disable-gtktest
Do not try to compile and run a test GTK+ program.

@item --disable-glibtest
Do not try to compile and run a test GLIB program.

@item --with-libart-prefix=PFX
Prefix where libart is installed (optional).

@item --with-libart-exec-prefix=PFX
Exec prefix where libart is installed (optional).

@item --disable-libarttest
Do not try to compile and run a test libart program.

@end table

@subsubheading Overriding @command{configure} test results

Sometimes, it might be necessary to override the result of some
@command{configure} test, for example in order to ease porting to a new
system or work around a bug in a test.  The toplevel @command{configure}
script provides three variables for this:

@table @code

@item build_configargs
@cindex @code{build_configargs}
The contents of this variable is passed to all build @command{configure}

@item host_configargs
@cindex @code{host_configargs}
The contents of this variable is passed to all host @command{configure}

@item target_configargs
@cindex @code{target_configargs}
The contents of this variable is passed to all target @command{configure}

@end table

In order to avoid shell and @command{make} quoting issues for complex
overrides, you can pass a setting for @env{CONFIG_SITE} and set
variables in the site file.

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Now that GCC is configured, you are ready to build the compiler and
runtime libraries.

Some commands executed when making the compiler may fail (return a
nonzero status) and be ignored by @command{make}.  These failures, which
are often due to files that were not found, are expected, and can safely
be ignored.

It is normal to have compiler warnings when compiling certain files.
Unless you are a GCC developer, you can generally ignore these warnings
unless they cause compilation to fail.  Developers should attempt to fix
any warnings encountered, however they can temporarily continue past
warnings-as-errors by specifying the configure flag

On certain old systems, defining certain environment variables such as
@env{CC} can interfere with the functioning of @command{make}.

If you encounter seemingly strange errors when trying to build the
compiler in a directory other than the source directory, it could be
because you have previously configured the compiler in the source
directory.  Make sure you have done all the necessary preparations.

If you build GCC on a BSD system using a directory stored in an old System
V file system, problems may occur in running @command{fixincludes} if the
System V file system doesn't support symbolic links.  These problems
result in a failure to fix the declaration of @code{size_t} in
@file{sys/types.h}.  If you find that @code{size_t} is a signed type and
that type mismatches occur, this could be the cause.

The solution is not to use such a directory for building GCC@.

Similarly, when building from SVN or snapshots, or if you modify
@file{*.l} files, you need the Flex lexical analyzer generator
installed.  If you do not modify @file{*.l} files, releases contain
the Flex-generated files and you do not need Flex installed to build
them.  There is still one Flex-based lexical analyzer (part of the
build machinery, not of GCC itself) that is used even if you only
build the C front end.

When building from SVN or snapshots, or if you modify Texinfo
documentation, you need version 4.7 or later of Texinfo installed if you
want Info documentation to be regenerated.  Releases contain Info
documentation pre-built for the unmodified documentation in the release.

@section Building a native compiler

For a native build, the default configuration is to perform
a 3-stage bootstrap of the compiler when @samp{make} is invoked.
This will build the entire GCC system and ensure that it compiles
itself correctly.  It can be disabled with the @option{--disable-bootstrap}
parameter to @samp{configure}, but bootstrapping is suggested because
the compiler will be tested more completely and could also have
better performance.

The bootstrapping process will complete the following steps:

@itemize @bullet
Build tools necessary to build the compiler.

Perform a 3-stage bootstrap of the compiler.  This includes building
three times the target tools for use by the compiler such as binutils
(bfd, binutils, gas, gprof, ld, and opcodes) if they have been
individually linked or moved into the top level GCC source tree before

Perform a comparison test of the stage2 and stage3 compilers.

Build runtime libraries using the stage3 compiler from the previous step.

@end itemize

If you are short on disk space you might consider @samp{make
bootstrap-lean} instead.  The sequence of compilation is the
same described above, but object files from the stage1 and
stage2 of the 3-stage bootstrap of the compiler are deleted as
soon as they are no longer needed.

If you wish to use non-default GCC flags when compiling the stage2
and stage3 compilers, set @code{BOOT_CFLAGS} on the command line when
doing @samp{make}.  For example, if you want to save additional space
during the bootstrap and in the final installation as well, you can
build the compiler binaries without debugging information as in the
following example.  This will save roughly 40% of disk space both for
the bootstrap and the final installation.  (Libraries will still contain
debugging information.)

make BOOT_CFLAGS='-O' bootstrap
@end smallexample

You can place non-default optimization flags into @code{BOOT_CFLAGS}; they
are less well tested here than the default of @samp{-g -O2}, but should
still work.  In a few cases, you may find that you need to specify special
flags such as @option{-msoft-float} here to complete the bootstrap; or,
if the native compiler miscompiles the stage1 compiler, you may need
to work around this, by choosing @code{BOOT_CFLAGS} to avoid the parts
of the stage1 compiler that were miscompiled, or by using @samp{make
bootstrap4} to increase the number of stages of bootstrap.

@code{BOOT_CFLAGS} does not apply to bootstrapped target libraries.
Since these are always compiled with the compiler currently being
bootstrapped, you can use @code{CFLAGS_FOR_TARGET} to modify their
compilation flags, as for non-bootstrapped target libraries.
Again, if the native compiler miscompiles the stage1 compiler, you may
need to work around this by avoiding non-working parts of the stage1
compiler.  Use @code{STAGE1_TFLAGS} to this end.

If you used the flag @option{--enable-languages=@dots{}} to restrict
the compilers to be built, only those you've actually enabled will be
built.  This will of course only build those runtime libraries, for
which the particular compiler has been built.  Please note,
that re-defining @env{LANGUAGES} when calling @samp{make}
@strong{does not} work anymore!

If the comparison of stage2 and stage3 fails, this normally indicates
that the stage2 compiler has compiled GCC incorrectly, and is therefore
a potentially serious bug which you should investigate and report.  (On
a few systems, meaningful comparison of object files is impossible; they
always appear ``different''.  If you encounter this problem, you will
need to disable comparison in the @file{Makefile}.)

If you do not want to bootstrap your compiler, you can configure with
@option{--disable-bootstrap}.  In particular cases, you may want to
bootstrap your compiler even if the target system is not the same as
the one you are building on: for example, you could build a
@code{powerpc-unknown-linux-gnu} toolchain on a
@code{powerpc64-unknown-linux-gnu} host.  In this case, pass
@option{--enable-bootstrap} to the configure script.

@code{BUILD_CONFIG} can be used to bring in additional customization
to the build.  It can be set to a whitespace-separated list of names.
For each such @code{NAME}, top-level @file{config/@code{NAME}.mk} will
be included by the top-level @file{Makefile}, bringing in any settings
it contains.  The default @code{BUILD_CONFIG} can be set using the
configure option @option{--with-build-config=@code{NAME}...}.  Some
examples of supported build configurations are:

@table @asis
@item @samp{bootstrap-O1}
Removes any @option{-O}-started option from @code{BOOT_CFLAGS}, and adds
@option{-O1} to it.  @samp{BUILD_CONFIG=bootstrap-O1} is equivalent to
@samp{BOOT_CFLAGS='-g -O1'}.

@item @samp{bootstrap-O3}
Analogous to @code{bootstrap-O1}.

@item @samp{bootstrap-lto}
Enables Link-Time Optimization for host tools during bootstrapping.
@samp{BUILD_CONFIG=bootstrap-lto} is equivalent to adding
@option{-flto} to @samp{BOOT_CFLAGS}.

@item @samp{bootstrap-debug}
Verifies that the compiler generates the same executable code, whether
or not it is asked to emit debug information.  To this end, this
option builds stage2 host programs without debug information, and uses
@file{contrib/compare-debug} to compare them with the stripped stage3
object files.  If @code{BOOT_CFLAGS} is overridden so as to not enable
debug information, stage2 will have it, and stage3 won't.  This option
is enabled by default when GCC bootstrapping is enabled, if
@code{strip} can turn object files compiled with and without debug
info into identical object files.  In addition to better test
coverage, this option makes default bootstraps faster and leaner.

@item @samp{bootstrap-debug-big}
Rather than comparing stripped object files, as in
@code{bootstrap-debug}, this option saves internal compiler dumps
during stage2 and stage3 and compares them as well, which helps catch
additional potential problems, but at a great cost in terms of disk
space.  It can be specified in addition to @samp{bootstrap-debug}.

@item @samp{bootstrap-debug-lean}
This option saves disk space compared with @code{bootstrap-debug-big},
but at the expense of some recompilation.  Instead of saving the dumps
of stage2 and stage3 until the final compare, it uses
@option{-fcompare-debug} to generate, compare and remove the dumps
during stage3, repeating the compilation that already took place in
stage2, whose dumps were not saved.

@item @samp{bootstrap-debug-lib}
This option tests executable code invariance over debug information
generation on target libraries, just like @code{bootstrap-debug-lean}
tests it on host programs.  It builds stage3 libraries with
@option{-fcompare-debug}, and it can be used along with any of the
@code{bootstrap-debug} options above.

There aren't @code{-lean} or @code{-big} counterparts to this option
because most libraries are only build in stage3, so bootstrap compares
would not get significant coverage.  Moreover, the few libraries built
in stage2 are used in stage3 host programs, so we wouldn't want to
compile stage2 libraries with different options for comparison purposes.

@item @samp{bootstrap-debug-ckovw}
Arranges for error messages to be issued if the compiler built on any
stage is run without the option @option{-fcompare-debug}.  This is
useful to verify the full @option{-fcompare-debug} testing coverage.  It
must be used along with @code{bootstrap-debug-lean} and

@item @samp{bootstrap-time}
Arranges for the run time of each program started by the GCC driver,
built in any stage, to be logged to @file{time.log}, in the top level of
the build tree.

@end table

@section Building a cross compiler

When building a cross compiler, it is not generally possible to do a
3-stage bootstrap of the compiler.  This makes for an interesting problem
as parts of GCC can only be built with GCC@.

To build a cross compiler, we recommend first building and installing a
native compiler.  You can then use the native GCC compiler to build the
cross compiler.  The installed native compiler needs to be GCC version
2.95 or later.

If the cross compiler is to be built with support for the Java
programming language and the ability to compile .java source files is
desired, the installed native compiler used to build the cross
compiler needs to be the same GCC version as the cross compiler.  In
addition the cross compiler needs to be configured with

Assuming you have already installed a native copy of GCC and configured
your cross compiler, issue the command @command{make}, which performs the
following steps:

@itemize @bullet
Build host tools necessary to build the compiler.

Build target tools for use by the compiler such as binutils (bfd,
binutils, gas, gprof, ld, and opcodes)
if they have been individually linked or moved into the top level GCC source
tree before configuring.

Build the compiler (single stage only).

Build runtime libraries using the compiler from the previous step.
@end itemize

Note that if an error occurs in any step the make process will exit.

If you are not building GNU binutils in the same source tree as GCC,
you will need a cross-assembler and cross-linker installed before
configuring GCC@.  Put them in the directory
@file{@var{prefix}/@var{target}/bin}.  Here is a table of the tools
you should put in this directory:

@table @file
@item as
This should be the cross-assembler.

@item ld
This should be the cross-linker.

@item ar
This should be the cross-archiver: a program which can manipulate
archive files (linker libraries) in the target machine's format.

@item ranlib
This should be a program to construct a symbol table in an archive file.
@end table

The installation of GCC will find these programs in that directory,
and copy or link them to the proper place to for the cross-compiler to
find them when run later.

The easiest way to provide these files is to build the Binutils package.
Configure it with the same @option{--host} and @option{--target}
options that you use for configuring GCC, then build and install
them.  They install their executables automatically into the proper
directory.  Alas, they do not support all the targets that GCC

If you are not building a C library in the same source tree as GCC,
you should also provide the target libraries and headers before
configuring GCC, specifying the directories with
@option{--with-sysroot} or @option{--with-headers} and
@option{--with-libs}.  Many targets also require ``start files'' such
as @file{crt0.o} and
@file{crtn.o} which are linked into each executable.  There may be several
alternatives for @file{crt0.o}, for use with profiling or other
compilation options.  Check your target's definition of
@code{STARTFILE_SPEC} to find out what start files it uses.

@section Building in parallel

GNU Make 3.80 and above, which is necessary to build GCC, support
building in parallel.  To activate this, you can use @samp{make -j 2}
instead of @samp{make}.  You can also specify a bigger number, and 
in most cases using a value greater than the number of processors in
your machine will result in fewer and shorter I/O latency hits, thus
improving overall throughput; this is especially true for slow drives
and network filesystems.

@section Building the Ada compiler

In order to build GNAT, the Ada compiler, you need a working GNAT
compiler (GCC version 4.0 or later).
This includes GNAT tools such as @command{gnatmake} and
@command{gnatlink}, since the Ada front end is written in Ada and
uses some GNAT-specific extensions.

In order to build a cross compiler, it is suggested to install
the new compiler as native first, and then use it to build the cross

@command{configure} does not test whether the GNAT installation works
and has a sufficiently recent version; if too old a GNAT version is
installed, the build will fail unless @option{--enable-languages} is
used to disable building the Ada front end.

@env{ADA_INCLUDE_PATH} and @env{ADA_OBJECT_PATH} environment variables
must not be set when building the Ada compiler, the Ada tools, or the
Ada runtime libraries. You can check that your build environment is clean
by verifying that @samp{gnatls -v} lists only one explicit path in each

@section Building with profile feedback

It is possible to use profile feedback to optimize the compiler itself.  This
should result in a faster compiler binary.  Experiments done on x86 using gcc
3.3 showed approximately 7 percent speedup on compiling C programs.  To
bootstrap the compiler with profile feedback, use @code{make profiledbootstrap}.

When @samp{make profiledbootstrap} is run, it will first build a @code{stage1}
compiler.  This compiler is used to build a @code{stageprofile} compiler
instrumented to collect execution counts of instruction and branch
probabilities.  Then runtime libraries are compiled with profile collected.
Finally a @code{stagefeedback} compiler is built using the information collected.

Unlike standard bootstrap, several additional restrictions apply.  The
compiler used to build @code{stage1} needs to support a 64-bit integral type.
It is recommended to only use GCC for this.  Also parallel make is currently
not supported since collisions in profile collecting may occur.

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@cindex Testing
@cindex Installing GCC: Testing
@cindex Testsuite

Before you install GCC, we encourage you to run the testsuites and to
compare your results with results from a similar configuration that have
been submitted to the
@uref{,,gcc-testresults mailing list}.
Some of these archived results are linked from the build status lists
at @uref{}, although not everyone who
reports a successful build runs the testsuites and submits the results.
This step is optional and may require you to download additional software,
but it can give you confidence in your new GCC installation or point out
problems before you install and start using your new GCC@.

First, you must have @uref{download.html,,downloaded the testsuites}.
These are part of the full distribution, but if you downloaded the
``core'' compiler plus any front ends, you must download the testsuites

Second, you must have the testing tools installed.  This includes
@uref{,,DejaGnu}, Tcl, and Expect;
the DejaGnu site has links to these.

If the directories where @command{runtest} and @command{expect} were
installed are not in the @env{PATH}, you may need to set the following
environment variables appropriately, as in the following example (which
assumes that DejaGnu has been installed under @file{/usr/local}):

TCL_LIBRARY = /usr/local/share/tcl8.0
DEJAGNULIBS = /usr/local/share/dejagnu
@end smallexample

(On systems such as Cygwin, these paths are required to be actual
paths, not mounts or links; presumably this is due to some lack of
portability in the DejaGnu code.)

Finally, you can run the testsuite (which may take a long time):
cd @var{objdir}; make -k check
@end smallexample

This will test various components of GCC, such as compiler
front ends and runtime libraries.  While running the testsuite, DejaGnu
might emit some harmless messages resembling
@samp{WARNING: Couldn't find the global config file.} or
@samp{WARNING: Couldn't find tool init file} that can be ignored.

If you are testing a cross-compiler, you may want to run the testsuite
on a simulator as described at @uref{}.

@section How can you run the testsuite on selected tests?

In order to run sets of tests selectively, there are targets
@samp{make check-gcc} and @samp{make check-g++}
in the @file{gcc} subdirectory of the object directory.  You can also
just run @samp{make check} in a subdirectory of the object directory.

A more selective way to just run all @command{gcc} execute tests in the
testsuite is to use

make check-gcc RUNTESTFLAGS="execute.exp @var{other-options}"
@end smallexample

Likewise, in order to run only the @command{g++} ``old-deja'' tests in
the testsuite with filenames matching @samp{9805*}, you would use

make check-g++ RUNTESTFLAGS="old-deja.exp=9805* @var{other-options}"
@end smallexample

The @file{*.exp} files are located in the testsuite directories of the GCC
source, the most important ones being @file{compile.exp},
@file{execute.exp}, @file{dg.exp} and @file{old-deja.exp}.
To get a list of the possible @file{*.exp} files, pipe the
output of @samp{make check} into a file and look at the
@samp{Running @dots{}  .exp} lines.

@section Passing options and running multiple testsuites

You can pass multiple options to the testsuite using the
@samp{--target_board} option of DejaGNU, either passed as part of
@samp{RUNTESTFLAGS}, or directly to @command{runtest} if you prefer to
work outside the makefiles.  For example,

make check-g++ RUNTESTFLAGS="--target_board=unix/-O3/-fmerge-constants"
@end smallexample

will run the standard @command{g++} testsuites (``unix'' is the target name
for a standard native testsuite situation), passing
@samp{-O3 -fmerge-constants} to the compiler on every test, i.e.,
slashes separate options.

You can run the testsuites multiple times using combinations of options
with a syntax similar to the brace expansion of popular shells:

@end smallexample

(Note the empty option caused by the trailing comma in the final group.)
The following will run each testsuite eight times using the @samp{arm-sim}
target, as if you had specified all possible combinations yourself:

@end smallexample

They can be combined as many times as you wish, in arbitrary ways.  This

@end smallexample

will generate four combinations, all involving @samp{-Wextra}.

The disadvantage to this method is that the testsuites are run in serial,
which is a waste on multiprocessor systems.  For users with GNU Make and
a shell which performs brace expansion, you can run the testsuites in
parallel by having the shell perform the combinations and @command{make}
do the parallel runs.  Instead of using @samp{--target_board}, use a
special makefile target:

make -j@var{N} check-@var{testsuite}//@var{test-target}/@var{option1}/@var{option2}/@dots{}
@end smallexample

For example,

make -j3 check-gcc//sh-hms-sim/@{-m1,-m2,-m3,-m3e,-m4@}/@{,-nofpu@}
@end smallexample

will run three concurrent ``make-gcc'' testsuites, eventually testing all
ten combinations as described above.  Note that this is currently only
supported in the @file{gcc} subdirectory.  (To see how this works, try
typing @command{echo} before the example given here.)

@section Additional testing for Java Class Libraries

The Java runtime tests can be executed via @samp{make check}
in the @file{@var{target}/libjava/testsuite} directory in
the build tree.

The @uref{,,Mauve Project} provides
a suite of tests for the Java Class Libraries.  This suite can be run
as part of libgcj testing by placing the Mauve tree within the libjava
testsuite at @file{libjava/testsuite/libjava.mauve/mauve}, or by
specifying the location of that tree when invoking @samp{make}, as in
@samp{make MAUVEDIR=~/mauve check}.

@section How to interpret test results

The result of running the testsuite are various @file{*.sum} and @file{*.log}
files in the testsuite subdirectories.  The @file{*.log} files contain a
detailed log of the compiler invocations and the corresponding
results, the @file{*.sum} files summarize the results.  These summaries
contain status codes for all tests:

@itemize @bullet
PASS: the test passed as expected
XPASS: the test unexpectedly passed
FAIL: the test unexpectedly failed
XFAIL: the test failed as expected
UNSUPPORTED: the test is not supported on this platform
ERROR: the testsuite detected an error
WARNING: the testsuite detected a possible problem
@end itemize

It is normal for some tests to report unexpected failures.  At the
current time the testing harness does not allow fine grained control
over whether or not a test is expected to fail.  This problem should
be fixed in future releases.

@section Submitting test results

If you want to report the results to the GCC project, use the
@file{contrib/test_summary} shell script.  Start it in the @var{objdir} with

@var{srcdir}/contrib/test_summary -p your_commentary.txt \
    -m |sh
@end smallexample

This script uses the @command{Mail} program to send the results, so
make sure it is in your @env{PATH}.  The file @file{your_commentary.txt} is
prepended to the testsuite summary and should contain any special
remarks you have on your results or your build environment.  Please
do not edit the testsuite result block or the subject line, as these
messages may be automatically processed.

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Now that GCC has been built (and optionally tested), you can install it with
cd @var{objdir} && make install
@end smallexample

We strongly recommend to install into a target directory where there is
no previous version of GCC present.  Also, the GNAT runtime should not
be stripped, as this would break certain features of the debugger that
depend on this debugging information (catching Ada exceptions for

That step completes the installation of GCC; user level binaries can
be found in @file{@var{prefix}/bin} where @var{prefix} is the value
you specified with the @option{--prefix} to configure (or
@file{/usr/local} by default).  (If you specified @option{--bindir},
that directory will be used instead; otherwise, if you specified
@option{--exec-prefix}, @file{@var{exec-prefix}/bin} will be used.)
Headers for the C++ and Java libraries are installed in
@file{@var{prefix}/include}; libraries in @file{@var{libdir}}
(normally @file{@var{prefix}/lib}); internal parts of the compiler in
@file{@var{libdir}/gcc} and @file{@var{libexecdir}/gcc}; documentation
in info format in @file{@var{infodir}} (normally

When installing cross-compilers, GCC's executables
are not only installed into @file{@var{bindir}}, that
is, @file{@var{exec-prefix}/bin}, but additionally into
@file{@var{exec-prefix}/@var{target-alias}/bin}, if that directory
exists.  Typically, such @dfn{tooldirs} hold target-specific
binutils, including assembler and linker.

Installation into a temporary staging area or into a @command{chroot}
jail can be achieved with the command

make DESTDIR=@var{path-to-rootdir} install
@end smallexample

where @var{path-to-rootdir} is the absolute path of
a directory relative to which all installation paths will be
interpreted.  Note that the directory specified by @code{DESTDIR}
need not exist yet; it will be created if necessary.

There is a subtle point with tooldirs and @code{DESTDIR}:
If you relocate a cross-compiler installation with
e.g.@: @samp{DESTDIR=@var{rootdir}}, then the directory
@file{@var{rootdir}/@var{exec-prefix}/@var{target-alias}/bin} will
be filled with duplicated GCC executables only if it already exists,
it will not be created otherwise.  This is regarded as a feature,
not as a bug, because it gives slightly more control to the packagers
using the @code{DESTDIR} feature.

You can install stripped programs and libraries with

make install-strip
@end smallexample

If you are bootstrapping a released version of GCC then please
quickly review the build status page for your release, available from
If your system is not listed for the version of GCC that you built,
send a note to
@email{} indicating
that you successfully built and installed GCC@.
Include the following information:

@itemize @bullet
Output from running @file{@var{srcdir}/config.guess}.  Do not send
that file itself, just the one-line output from running it.

The output of @samp{gcc -v} for your newly installed @command{gcc}.
This tells us which version of GCC you built and the options you passed to

Whether you enabled all languages or a subset of them.  If you used a
full distribution then this information is part of the configure
options in the output of @samp{gcc -v}, but if you downloaded the
``core'' compiler plus additional front ends then it isn't apparent
which ones you built unless you tell us about it.

If the build was for GNU/Linux, also include:
@itemize @bullet
The distribution name and version (e.g., Red Hat 7.1 or Debian 2.2.3);
this information should be available from @file{/etc/issue}.

The version of the Linux kernel, available from @samp{uname --version}
or @samp{uname -a}.

The version of glibc you used; for RPM-based systems like Red Hat,
Mandrake, and SuSE type @samp{rpm -q glibc} to get the glibc version,
and on systems like Debian and Progeny use @samp{dpkg -l libc6}.
@end itemize
For other systems, you can include similar information if you think it is

Any other information that you think would be useful to people building
GCC on the same configuration.  The new entry in the build status list
will include a link to the archived copy of your message.
@end itemize

We'd also like to know if the
@ref{Specific, host/target specific installation notes}
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didn't include your host/target information or if that information is
incomplete or out of date.  Send a note to
@email{} detailing how the information should be changed.

If you find a bug, please report it following the
@uref{../bugs/,,bug reporting guidelines}.

If you want to print the GCC manuals, do @samp{cd @var{objdir}; make
dvi}.  You will need to have @command{texi2dvi} (version at least 4.7)
and @TeX{} installed.  This creates a number of @file{.dvi} files in
subdirectories of @file{@var{objdir}}; these may be converted for
printing with programs such as @command{dvips}.  Alternately, by using
@samp{make pdf} in place of @samp{make dvi}, you can create documentation
in the form of @file{.pdf} files; this requires @command{texi2pdf}, which
is included with Texinfo version 4.8 and later.  You can also
@uref{,,buy printed manuals from the
Free Software Foundation}, though such manuals may not be for the most
recent version of GCC@.

If you would like to generate online HTML documentation, do @samp{cd
@var{objdir}; make html} and HTML will be generated for the gcc manuals in

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@cindex Binaries
@cindex Installing GCC: Binaries

We are often asked about pre-compiled versions of GCC@.  While we cannot
provide these for all platforms, below you'll find links to binaries for
various platforms where creating them by yourself is not easy due to various

Please note that we did not create these binaries, nor do we
support them.  If you have any problems installing them, please
contact their makers.

@uref{,,Bull's Freeware and Shareware Archive for AIX};

@uref{,,Hudson Valley Community College Open Source Software for IBM System p};

@uref{,,AIX 5L and 6 Open Source Packages}.
@end itemize


Renesas H8/300[HS]---@uref{,,GNU
Development Tools for the Renesas H8/300[HS] Series}.

@uref{,,HP-UX Porting Center};

@uref{,,Binaries for HP-UX 11.00 at Aachen University of Technology}.
@end itemize


Solaris 2 (SPARC, Intel):



@end itemize


@end itemize

Microsoft Windows:
The @uref{,,Cygwin} project;
The @uref{,,MinGW} project.
@end itemize

Written Word} offers binaries for
AIX 4.3.3, 5.1 and 5.2,
IRIX 6.5,
Tru64 UNIX 4.0D and 5.1,
GNU/Linux (i386),
HP-UX 10.20, 11.00, and 11.11, and
Solaris/SPARC 2.5.1, 2.6, 7, 8, 9 and 10.

@uref{,,OpenPKG} offers binaries for quite a
number of platforms.

The @uref{,,GFortran Wiki} has
links to GNU Fortran binaries for several platforms.
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@chapter Host/target specific installation notes for GCC
@end ifnothtml
@cindex Specific
@cindex Specific installation notes
@cindex Target specific installation
@cindex Host specific installation
@cindex Target specific installation notes

Please read this document carefully @emph{before} installing the
GNU Compiler Collection on your machine.

Note that this list of install notes is @emph{not} a list of supported
hosts or targets.  Not all supported hosts and targets are listed
here, only the ones that require host-specific or target-specific
information are.

@uref{#x86-64-x-x,,x86_64-*-*, amd64-*-*}
@uref{#windows,,Microsoft Windows}
@uref{#older,,Older systems}
@end itemize

@uref{#elf,,all ELF targets} (SVR4, Solaris 2, etc.)
@end itemize
@end ifhtml

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@heading @anchor{alpha-x-x}alpha*-*-*

This section contains general configuration information for all
alpha-based platforms using ELF (in particular, ignore this section for
DEC OSF/1, Digital UNIX and Tru64 UNIX)@.  In addition to reading this
section, please read all other sections that match your target.

We require binutils 2.11.2 or newer.
Previous binutils releases had a number of problems with DWARF 2
debugging information, not the least of which is incorrect linking of
shared libraries.

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@end html
@heading @anchor{alpha-dec-osf51}alpha*-dec-osf5.1
Systems using processors that implement the DEC Alpha architecture and
are running the DEC/Compaq/HP Unix (DEC OSF/1, Digital UNIX, or Compaq/HP
Tru64 UNIX) operating system, for example the DEC Alpha AXP systems.

As of GCC 3.2, versions before @code{alpha*-dec-osf4} are no longer
supported.  (These are the versions which identify themselves as DEC
OSF/1.)  As of GCC 4.6, support for Tru64 UNIX V4.0 and V5.0 has been

On Tru64 UNIX, virtual memory exhausted bootstrap failures
may be fixed by reconfiguring Kernel Virtual Memory and Swap parameters
per the @command{/usr/sbin/sys_check} Tuning Suggestions,
or applying the patch in
@uref{}.  Depending on
the OS version used, you need a data segment size between 512 MB and
1 GB, so simply use @command{ulimit -Sd unlimited}.

As of GNU binutils 2.20.1, neither GNU @command{as} nor GNU @command{ld}
are supported on Tru64 UNIX, so you must not configure GCC with
@option{--with-gnu-as} or @option{--with-gnu-ld}.

GCC writes a @samp{.verstamp} directive to the assembler output file
unless it is built as a cross-compiler.  It gets the version to use from
the system header file @file{/usr/include/stamp.h}.  If you install a
new version of Tru64 UNIX, you should rebuild GCC to pick up the new version

GCC now supports both the native (ECOFF) debugging format used by DBX
and GDB and an encapsulated STABS format for use only with GDB@.  See the
discussion of the @option{--with-stabs} option of @file{configure} above
for more information on these formats and how to select them.
@c FIXME: does this work at all?  If so, perhaps make default.

There is a bug in DEC's assembler that produces incorrect line numbers
for ECOFF format when the @samp{.align} directive is used.  To work
around this problem, GCC will not emit such alignment directives
while writing ECOFF format debugging information even if optimization is
being performed.  Unfortunately, this has the very undesirable
side-effect that code addresses when @option{-O} is specified are
different depending on whether or not @option{-g} is also specified.

To avoid this behavior, specify @option{-gstabs+} and use GDB instead of
DBX@.  DEC is now aware of this problem with the assembler and hopes to
provide a fix shortly.

@c FIXME: still applicable?

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@heading @anchor{arc-x-elf}arc-*-elf
Argonaut ARC processor.
This configuration is intended for embedded systems.

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@end html
@heading @anchor{arm-x-elf}arm-*-elf
ARM-family processors.  Subtargets that use the ELF object format
require GNU binutils 2.13 or newer.  Such subtargets include:
@code{arm-*-freebsd}, @code{arm-*-netbsdelf}, @code{arm-*-*linux}
and @code{arm-*-rtems}.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{avr}avr

ATMEL AVR-family micro controllers.  These are used in embedded
applications.  There are no standard Unix configurations.
@xref{AVR Options,, AVR Options, gcc, Using the GNU Compiler
Collection (GCC)},
@end ifnothtml
See ``AVR Options'' in the main manual
@end ifhtml
for the list of supported MCU types.

Use @samp{configure --target=avr --enable-languages="c"} to configure GCC@.

Further installation notes and other useful information about AVR tools
can also be obtained from:

@itemize @bullet
@end itemize

We @emph{strongly} recommend using binutils 2.13 or newer.

The following error:
Error: register required
@end smallexample

indicates that you should upgrade to a newer version of the binutils.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{bfin}Blackfin

The Blackfin processor, an Analog Devices DSP.
@xref{Blackfin Options,, Blackfin Options, gcc, Using the GNU Compiler
Collection (GCC)},
@end ifnothtml
See ``Blackfin Options'' in the main manual
@end ifhtml

More information, and a version of binutils with support for this processor,
is available at @uref{}

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@end html
@heading @anchor{cris}CRIS

CRIS is the CPU architecture in Axis Communications ETRAX system-on-a-chip
series.  These are used in embedded applications.

@xref{CRIS Options,, CRIS Options, gcc, Using the GNU Compiler
Collection (GCC)},
@end ifnothtml
See ``CRIS Options'' in the main manual
@end ifhtml
for a list of CRIS-specific options.

There are a few different CRIS targets:
@table @code
@item cris-axis-elf
Mainly for monolithic embedded systems.  Includes a multilib for the
@samp{v10} core used in @samp{ETRAX 100 LX}.
@item cris-axis-linux-gnu
A GNU/Linux port for the CRIS architecture, currently targeting
@samp{ETRAX 100 LX} by default.
@end table

For @code{cris-axis-elf} you need binutils 2.11
or newer.  For @code{cris-axis-linux-gnu} you need binutils 2.12 or newer.

Pre-packaged tools can be obtained from
@uref{}.  More
information about this platform is available at

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@end html
@heading @anchor{crx}CRX

The CRX CompactRISC architecture is a low-power 32-bit architecture with
fast context switching and architectural extensibility features.

@xref{CRX Options,, CRX Options, gcc, Using and Porting the GNU Compiler
Collection (GCC)},
@end ifnothtml

See ``CRX Options'' in the main manual for a list of CRX-specific options.
@end ifhtml

Use @samp{configure --target=crx-elf --enable-languages=c,c++} to configure
GCC@ for building a CRX cross-compiler. The option @samp{--target=crx-elf}
is also used to build the @samp{newlib} C library for CRX.

It is also possible to build libstdc++-v3 for the CRX architecture. This
needs to be done in a separate step with the following configure settings:

gcc/libstdc++-v3/configure --host=crx-elf --with-newlib \
    --enable-sjlj-exceptions --enable-cxx-flags='-fexceptions -frtti'
@end smallexample

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@end html
@heading @anchor{dos}DOS

Please have a look at the @uref{binaries.html,,binaries page}.

You cannot install GCC by itself on MSDOS; it will not compile under
any MSDOS compiler except itself.  You need to get the complete
compilation package DJGPP, which includes binaries as well as sources,
and includes all the necessary compilation tools and libraries.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{x-x-freebsd}*-*-freebsd*

Support for FreeBSD 1 was discontinued in GCC 3.2.  Support for
FreeBSD 2 (and any mutant a.out variants of FreeBSD 3) was
discontinued in GCC 4.0.

In order to better utilize FreeBSD base system functionality and match
the configuration of the system compiler, GCC 4.5 and above as well as
GCC 4.4 past 2010-06-20 leverage SSP support in libc (which is present
on FreeBSD 7 or later) and the use of @code{__cxa_atexit} by default
(on FreeBSD 6 or later).  The use of @code{dl_iterate_phdr} inside
@file{} and boehm-gc (on FreeBSD 7 or later) is enabled
by GCC 4.5 and above.

We support FreeBSD using the ELF file format with DWARF 2 debugging
for all CPU architectures.  You may use @option{-gstabs} instead of
@option{-g}, if you really want the old debugging format.  There are
no known issues with mixing object files and libraries with different
debugging formats.  Otherwise, this release of GCC should now match
more of the configuration used in the stock FreeBSD configuration of
GCC@.  In particular, @option{--enable-threads} is now configured by
default.  However, as a general user, do not attempt to replace the
system compiler with this release.  Known to bootstrap and check with
good results on FreeBSD 7.2-STABLE@.  In the past, known to bootstrap
and check with good results on FreeBSD 3.0, 3.4, 4.0, 4.2, 4.3, 4.4,
4.5, 4.8, 4.9 and 5-CURRENT@.

The version of binutils installed in @file{/usr/bin} probably works
with this release of GCC@.  Bootstrapping against the latest GNU
binutils and/or the version found in @file{/usr/ports/devel/binutils} has
been known to enable additional features and improve overall testsuite
results.  However, it is currently known that boehm-gc (which itself
is required for java) may not configure properly on FreeBSD prior to
the FreeBSD 7.0 release with GNU binutils after 2.16.1.

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@end html
@heading @anchor{h8300-hms}h8300-hms
Renesas H8/300 series of processors.

Please have a look at the @uref{binaries.html,,binaries page}.

The calling convention and structure layout has changed in release 2.6.
All code must be recompiled.  The calling convention now passes the
first three arguments in function calls in registers.  Structures are no
longer a multiple of 2 bytes.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{hppa-hp-hpux}hppa*-hp-hpux*
Support for HP-UX version 9 and older was discontinued in GCC 3.4.

We require using gas/binutils on all hppa platforms.  Version 2.19 or
later is recommended.

It may be helpful to configure GCC with the
@uref{./configure.html#with-gnu-as,,@option{--with-gnu-as}} and
@option{--with-as=@dots{}} options to ensure that GCC can find GAS@.

The HP assembler should not be used with GCC.  It is rarely tested and may
not work.  It shouldn't be used with any languages other than C due to its
many limitations.

Specifically, @option{-g} does not work (HP-UX uses a peculiar debugging
format which GCC does not know about).  It also inserts timestamps
into each object file it creates, causing the 3-stage comparison test to
fail during a bootstrap.  You should be able to continue by saying
@samp{make all-host all-target} after getting the failure from @samp{make}.

Various GCC features are not supported.  For example, it does not support weak
symbols or alias definitions.  As a result, explicit template instantiations
are required when using C++.  This makes it difficult if not impossible to
build many C++ applications.

There are two default scheduling models for instructions.  These are
PROCESSOR_7100LC and PROCESSOR_8000.  They are selected from the pa-risc
architecture specified for the target machine when configuring.
PROCESSOR_8000 is the default.  PROCESSOR_7100LC is selected when
the target is a @samp{hppa1*} machine.

The PROCESSOR_8000 model is not well suited to older processors.  Thus,
it is important to completely specify the machine architecture when
configuring if you want a model other than PROCESSOR_8000.  The macro
TARGET_SCHED_DEFAULT can be defined in BOOT_CFLAGS if a different
default scheduling model is desired.

As of GCC 4.0, GCC uses the UNIX 95 namespace for HP-UX 10.10
through 11.00, and the UNIX 98 namespace for HP-UX 11.11 and later.
This namespace change might cause problems when bootstrapping with
an earlier version of GCC or the HP compiler as essentially the same
namespace is required for an entire build.  This problem can be avoided
in a number of ways.  With HP cc, @env{UNIX_STD} can be set to @samp{95}
or @samp{98}.  Another way is to add an appropriate set of predefines
to @env{CC}.  The description for the @option{munix=} option contains
a list of the predefines used with each standard.

More specific information to @samp{hppa*-hp-hpux*} targets follows.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{hppa-hp-hpux10}hppa*-hp-hpux10

For hpux10.20, we @emph{highly} recommend you pick up the latest sed patch
@code{PHCO_19798} from HP@.

The C++ ABI has changed incompatibly in GCC 4.0.  COMDAT subspaces are
used for one-only code and data.  This resolves many of the previous
problems in using C++ on this target.  However, the ABI is not compatible
with the one implemented under HP-UX 11 using secondary definitions.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{hppa-hp-hpux11}hppa*-hp-hpux11

GCC 3.0 and up support HP-UX 11.  GCC 2.95.x is not supported and cannot
be used to compile GCC 3.0 and up.

The libffi and libjava libraries haven't been ported to 64-bit HP-UX@
and don't build.

Refer to @uref{binaries.html,,binaries} for information about obtaining
precompiled GCC binaries for HP-UX@.  Precompiled binaries must be obtained
to build the Ada language as it can't be bootstrapped using C@.  Ada is
only available for the 32-bit PA-RISC runtime.

Starting with GCC 3.4 an ISO C compiler is required to bootstrap.  The
bundled compiler supports only traditional C; you will need either HP's
unbundled compiler, or a binary distribution of GCC@.

It is possible to build GCC 3.3 starting with the bundled HP compiler,
but the process requires several steps.  GCC 3.3 can then be used to
build later versions.  The fastjar program contains ISO C code and
can't be built with the HP bundled compiler.  This problem can be
avoided by not building the Java language.  For example, use the
@option{--enable-languages="c,c++,f77,objc"} option in your configure

There are several possible approaches to building the distribution.
Binutils can be built first using the HP tools.  Then, the GCC
distribution can be built.  The second approach is to build GCC
first using the HP tools, then build binutils, then rebuild GCC@.
There have been problems with various binary distributions, so it
is best not to start from a binary distribution.

On 64-bit capable systems, there are two distinct targets.  Different
installation prefixes must be used if both are to be installed on
the same system.  The @samp{hppa[1-2]*-hp-hpux11*} target generates code
for the 32-bit PA-RISC runtime architecture and uses the HP linker.
The @samp{hppa64-hp-hpux11*} target generates 64-bit code for the
PA-RISC 2.0 architecture.

The script config.guess now selects the target type based on the compiler
detected during configuration.  You must define @env{PATH} or @env{CC} so
that configure finds an appropriate compiler for the initial bootstrap.
When @env{CC} is used, the definition should contain the options that are
needed whenever @env{CC} is used.

Specifically, options that determine the runtime architecture must be
in @env{CC} to correctly select the target for the build.  It is also
convenient to place many other compiler options in @env{CC}.  For example,
@env{CC="cc -Ac +DA2.0W -Wp,-H16376 -D_CLASSIC_TYPES -D_HPUX_SOURCE"}
can be used to bootstrap the GCC 3.3 branch with the HP compiler in
64-bit K&R/bundled mode.  The @option{+DA2.0W} option will result in
the automatic selection of the @samp{hppa64-hp-hpux11*} target.  The
macro definition table of cpp needs to be increased for a successful
build with the HP compiler.  _CLASSIC_TYPES and _HPUX_SOURCE need to
be defined when building with the bundled compiler, or when using the
@option{-Ac} option.  These defines aren't necessary with @option{-Ae}.

It is best to explicitly configure the @samp{hppa64-hp-hpux11*} target
with the @option{--with-ld=@dots{}} option.  This overrides the standard
search for ld.  The two linkers supported on this target require different
commands.  The default linker is determined during configuration.  As a
result, it's not possible to switch linkers in the middle of a GCC build.
This has been reported to sometimes occur in unified builds of binutils
and GCC@.

A recent linker patch must be installed for the correct operation of
GCC 3.3 and later.  @code{PHSS_26559} and @code{PHSS_24304} are the
oldest linker patches that are known to work.  They are for HP-UX
11.00 and 11.11, respectively.  @code{PHSS_24303}, the companion to
@code{PHSS_24304}, might be usable but it hasn't been tested.  These
patches have been superseded.  Consult the HP patch database to obtain
the currently recommended linker patch for your system.

The patches are necessary for the support of weak symbols on the
32-bit port, and for the running of initializers and finalizers.  Weak
symbols are implemented using SOM secondary definition symbols.  Prior
to HP-UX 11, there are bugs in the linker support for secondary symbols.
The patches correct a problem of linker core dumps creating shared
libraries containing secondary symbols, as well as various other
linking issues involving secondary symbols.

GCC 3.3 uses the ELF DT_INIT_ARRAY and DT_FINI_ARRAY capabilities to
run initializers and finalizers on the 64-bit port.  The 32-bit port
uses the linker @option{+init} and @option{+fini} options for the same
purpose.  The patches correct various problems with the +init/+fini
options, including program core dumps.  Binutils 2.14 corrects a
problem on the 64-bit port resulting from HP's non-standard use of
the .init and .fini sections for array initializers and finalizers.

Although the HP and GNU linkers are both supported for the
@samp{hppa64-hp-hpux11*} target, it is strongly recommended that the
HP linker be used for link editing on this target.

At this time, the GNU linker does not support the creation of long
branch stubs.  As a result, it can't successfully link binaries
containing branch offsets larger than 8 megabytes.  In addition,
there are problems linking shared libraries, linking executables
with @option{-static}, and with dwarf2 unwind and exception support.
It also doesn't provide stubs for internal calls to global functions
in shared libraries, so these calls can't be overloaded.

The HP dynamic loader does not support GNU symbol versioning, so symbol
versioning is not supported.  It may be necessary to disable symbol
versioning with @option{--disable-symvers} when using GNU ld.

POSIX threads are the default.  The optional DCE thread library is not
supported, so @option{--enable-threads=dce} does not work.

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@heading @anchor{x-x-linux-gnu}*-*-linux-gnu

Versions of libstdc++-v3 starting with 3.2.1 require bug fixes present
in glibc 2.2.5 and later.  More information is available in the
libstdc++-v3 documentation.

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@end html
@heading @anchor{ix86-x-linux}i?86-*-linux*

As of GCC 3.3, binutils 2.13.1 or later is required for this platform.
See @uref{,,bug 10877} for more information.

If you receive Signal 11 errors when building on GNU/Linux, then it is
possible you have a hardware problem.  Further information on this can be
found on @uref{,,}.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{ix86-x-solaris289}i?86-*-solaris2.[89]
The Sun assembler in Solaris 8 and 9 has several bugs and limitations.
While GCC works around them, several features are missing, so it is
@c FIXME: which ones?
recommended to use the GNU assembler instead.  There is no bundled
version, but the current version, from GNU binutils 2.20.1, is known to

Solaris@tie{}2/x86 doesn't support the execution of SSE/SSE2 instructions
before Solaris@tie{}9 4/04, even if the CPU supports them.  Programs will
receive @code{SIGILL} if they try.  The fix is available both in
Solaris@tie{}9 Update@tie{}6 and kernel patch 112234-12 or newer.  There is no
corresponding patch for Solaris 8.  To avoid this problem,
@option{-march} defaults to @samp{pentiumpro} on Solaris 8 and 9.  If
you have the patch installed, you can configure GCC with an appropriate
@option{--with-arch} option, but need GNU @command{as} for SSE2 support.

<hr />
@end html
@heading @anchor{ix86-x-solaris210}i?86-*-solaris2.10
Use this for Solaris 10 or later on x86 and x86-64 systems.  This
configuration is supported by GCC 4.0 and later versions only.  Unlike
@samp{sparcv9-sun-solaris2*}, there is no corresponding 64-bit
configuration like @samp{amd64-*-solaris2*} or @samp{x86_64-*-solaris2*}.
@c FIXME: will there ever be?

It is recommended that you configure GCC to use the GNU assembler, in
@file{/usr/sfw/bin/gas}.  The versions included in Solaris 10, from GNU
binutils 2.15, and Solaris 11, from GNU binutils 2.19, work fine,
although the current version, from GNU binutils
2.20.1, is known to work, too.  Recent versions of the Sun assembler in
@file{/usr/ccs/bin/as} work almost as well, though.
@c FIXME: as patch requirements?

For linking, the Sun linker, is preferred.  If you want to use the GNU
linker instead, which is available in @file{/usr/sfw/bin/gld}, note that
due to a packaging bug the version in Solaris 10, from GNU binutils
2.15, cannot be used, while the version in Solaris 11, from GNU binutils
2.19, works, as does the latest version, from GNU binutils 2.20.1.

To use GNU @command{as}, configure with the options
@option{--with-gnu-as --with-as=@//usr/@/sfw/@/bin/@/gas}.  It may be necessary
to configure with @option{--without-gnu-ld --with-ld=@//usr/@/ccs/@/bin/@/ld} to
guarantee use of Sun @command{ld}.
@c FIXME: why --without-gnu-ld --with-ld?

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@heading @anchor{ia64-x-linux}ia64-*-linux
IA-64 processor (also known as IPF, or Itanium Processor Family)
running GNU/Linux.

If you are using the installed system libunwind library with
@option{--with-system-libunwind}, then you must use libunwind 0.98 or

None of the following versions of GCC has an ABI that is compatible
with any of the other versions in this list, with the exception that
Red Hat 2.96 and Trillian 000171 are compatible with each other:
3.1, 3.0.2, 3.0.1, 3.0, Red Hat 2.96, and Trillian 000717.
This primarily affects C++ programs and programs that create shared libraries.
GCC 3.1 or later is recommended for compiling linux, the kernel.
As of version 3.1 GCC is believed to be fully ABI compliant, and hence no
more major ABI changes are expected.

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@end html
@heading @anchor{ia64-x-hpux}ia64-*-hpux*
Building GCC on this target requires the GNU Assembler.  The bundled HP
assembler will not work.  To prevent GCC from using the wrong assembler,
the option @option{--with-gnu-as} may be necessary.

The GCC libunwind library has not been ported to HPUX@.  This means that for
GCC versions 3.2.3 and earlier, @option{--enable-libunwind-exceptions}
is required to build GCC@.  For GCC 3.3 and later, this is the default.
For gcc 3.4.3 and later, @option{--enable-libunwind-exceptions} is
removed and the system libunwind library will always be used.

<hr />
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@heading @anchor{x-ibm-aix}*-ibm-aix*
Support for AIX version 3 and older was discontinued in GCC 3.4.
Support for AIX version 4.2 and older was discontinued in GCC 4.5.

``out of memory'' bootstrap failures may indicate a problem with
process resource limits (ulimit).  Hard limits are configured in the
@file{/etc/security/limits} system configuration file.

GCC can bootstrap with recent versions of IBM XLC, but bootstrapping
with an earlier release of GCC is recommended.  Bootstrapping with XLC
requires a larger data segment, which can be enabled through the
@var{LDR_CNTRL} environment variable, e.g.,

% LDR_CNTRL=MAXDATA=0x50000000
% export LDR_CNTRL
@end smallexample

One can start with a pre-compiled version of GCC to build from
sources.  One may delete GCC's ``fixed'' header files when starting
with a version of GCC built for an earlier release of AIX.

To speed up the configuration phases of bootstrapping and installing GCC,
one may use GNU Bash instead of AIX @command{/bin/sh}, e.g.,

% CONFIG_SHELL=/opt/freeware/bin/bash
@end smallexample

and then proceed as described in @uref{build.html,,the build
instructions}, where we strongly recommend specifying an absolute path
to invoke @var{srcdir}/configure.

Because GCC on AIX is built as a 32-bit executable by default,
(although it can generate 64-bit programs) the GMP and MPFR libraries
required by gfortran must be 32-bit libraries.  Building GMP and MPFR
as static archive libraries works better than shared libraries.

Errors involving @code{alloca} when building GCC generally are due
to an incorrect definition of @code{CC} in the Makefile or mixing files
compiled with the native C compiler and GCC@.  During the stage1 phase of
the build, the native AIX compiler @strong{must} be invoked as @command{cc}
(not @command{xlc}).  Once @command{configure} has been informed of
@command{xlc}, one needs to use @samp{make distclean} to remove the
configure cache files and ensure that @env{CC} environment variable
does not provide a definition that will confuse @command{configure}.
If this error occurs during stage2 or later, then the problem most likely
is the version of Make (see above).

The native @command{as} and @command{ld} are recommended for bootstrapping
on AIX@.  The GNU Assembler, GNU Linker, and GNU Binutils version 2.20
is required to bootstrap on AIX 5@.  The native AIX tools do
interoperate with GCC@.

Building @file{libstdc++.a} requires a fix for an AIX Assembler bug
APAR IY26685 (AIX 4.3) or APAR IY25528 (AIX 5.1).  It also requires a
fix for another AIX Assembler bug and a co-dependent AIX Archiver fix
referenced as APAR IY53606 (AIX 5.2) or as APAR IY54774 (AIX 5.1)

@samp{libstdc++} in GCC 3.4 increments the major version number of the
shared object and GCC installation places the @file{libstdc++.a}
shared library in a common location which will overwrite the and GCC
3.3 version of the shared library.  Applications either need to be
re-linked against the new shared library or the GCC 3.1 and GCC 3.3
versions of the @samp{libstdc++} shared object needs to be available
to the AIX runtime loader.  The GCC 3.1 @samp{}, if
present, and GCC 3.3 @samp{} shared objects can be
installed for runtime dynamic loading using the following steps to set
the @samp{F_LOADONLY} flag in the shared object for @emph{each}
multilib @file{libstdc++.a} installed:

Extract the shared objects from the currently installed
@file{libstdc++.a} archive:
% ar -x libstdc++.a
@end smallexample

Enable the @samp{F_LOADONLY} flag so that the shared object will be
available for runtime dynamic loading, but not linking:
% strip -e
@end smallexample

Archive the runtime-only shared object in the GCC 3.4
@file{libstdc++.a} archive:
% ar -q libstdc++.a
@end smallexample

Linking executables and shared libraries may produce warnings of
duplicate symbols.  The assembly files generated by GCC for AIX always
have included multiple symbol definitions for certain global variable
and function declarations in the original program.  The warnings should
not prevent the linker from producing a correct library or runnable

AIX 4.3 utilizes a ``large format'' archive to support both 32-bit and
64-bit object modules.  The routines provided in AIX 4.3.0 and AIX 4.3.1
to parse archive libraries did not handle the new format correctly.
These routines are used by GCC and result in error messages during
linking such as ``not a COFF file''.  The version of the routines shipped
with AIX 4.3.1 should work for a 32-bit environment.  The @option{-g}
option of the archive command may be used to create archives of 32-bit
objects using the original ``small format''.  A correct version of the
routines is shipped with AIX 4.3.2 and above.

Some versions of the AIX binder (linker) can fail with a relocation
overflow severe error when the @option{-bbigtoc} option is used to link
GCC-produced object files into an executable that overflows the TOC@.  A fix
available from IBM Customer Support and from its
website as PTF U455193.

The AIX linker (bos.rte.bind_cmds Level will dump core
with a segmentation fault when invoked by any version of GCC@.  A fix for
APAR IX87327 is available from IBM Customer Support and from its
website as PTF U461879.  This fix is incorporated in AIX 4.3.3 and above.

The initial assembler shipped with AIX 4.3.0 generates incorrect object
TO ASSEMBLE/BIND) is available from IBM Customer Support and from its
website as PTF U453956.  This fix is incorporated in AIX 4.3.1 and above.

AIX provides National Language Support (NLS)@.  Compilers and assemblers
use NLS to support locale-specific representations of various data
formats including floating-point numbers (e.g., @samp{.}  vs @samp{,} for
separating decimal fractions).  There have been problems reported where
GCC does not produce the same floating-point formats that the assembler
expects.  If one encounters this problem, set the @env{LANG}
environment variable to @samp{C} or @samp{En_US}.

A default can be specified with the @option{-mcpu=@var{cpu_type}}
switch and using the configure option @option{--with-cpu-@var{cpu_type}}.

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@heading @anchor{iq2000-x-elf}iq2000-*-elf
Vitesse IQ2000 processors.  These are used in embedded
applications.  There are no standard Unix configurations.

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@heading @anchor{lm32-x-elf}lm32-*-elf
Lattice Mico32 processor.
This configuration is intended for embedded systems.

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@heading @anchor{lm32-x-uclinux}lm32-*-uclinux
Lattice Mico32 processor.
This configuration is intended for embedded systems running uClinux.

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@heading @anchor{m32c-x-elf}m32c-*-elf
Renesas M32C processor.
This configuration is intended for embedded systems.

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@heading @anchor{m32r-x-elf}m32r-*-elf
Renesas M32R processor.
This configuration is intended for embedded systems.

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@heading @anchor{m6811-elf}m6811-elf
Motorola 68HC11 family micro controllers.  These are used in embedded
applications.  There are no standard Unix configurations.

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@heading @anchor{m6812-elf}m6812-elf
Motorola 68HC12 family micro controllers.  These are used in embedded
applications.  There are no standard Unix configurations.

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@heading @anchor{m68k-x-x}m68k-*-*
By default,
@samp{m68k-*-elf*}, @samp{m68k-*-rtems},  @samp{m68k-*-uclinux} and
build libraries for both M680x0 and ColdFire processors.  If you only
need the M680x0 libraries, you can omit the ColdFire ones by passing
@option{--with-arch=m68k} to @command{configure}.  Alternatively, you
can omit the M680x0 libraries by passing @option{--with-arch=cf} to
@command{configure}.  These targets default to 5206 or 5475 code as
appropriate for the target system when
configured with @option{--with-arch=cf} and 68020 code otherwise.

The @samp{m68k-*-netbsd} and
@samp{m68k-*-openbsd} targets also support the @option{--with-arch}
option.  They will generate ColdFire CFV4e code when configured with
@option{--with-arch=cf} and 68020 code otherwise.

You can override the default processors listed above by configuring
with @option{--with-cpu=@var{target}}.  This @var{target} can either
be a @option{-mcpu} argument or one of the following values:
@samp{m68000}, @samp{m68010}, @samp{m68020}, @samp{m68030},
@samp{m68040}, @samp{m68060}, @samp{m68020-40} and @samp{m68020-60}.

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@heading @anchor{m68k-x-uclinux}m68k-*-uclinux
GCC 4.3 changed the uClinux configuration so that it uses the
@samp{m68k-linux-gnu} ABI rather than the @samp{m68k-elf} ABI.
It also added improved support for C++ and flat shared libraries,
both of which were ABI changes.  However, you can still use the
original ABI by configuring for @samp{m68k-uclinuxoldabi} or

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@heading @anchor{mep-x-elf}mep-*-elf
Toshiba Media embedded Processor.
This configuration is intended for embedded systems.

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@heading @anchor{microblaze-x-elf}microblaze-*-elf
Xilinx MicroBlaze processor.
This configuration is intended for embedded systems.

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@heading @anchor{mips-x-x}mips-*-*
If on a MIPS system you get an error message saying ``does not have gp
sections for all it's [sic] sectons [sic]'', don't worry about it.  This
happens whenever you use GAS with the MIPS linker, but there is not
really anything wrong, and it is okay to use the output file.  You can
stop such warnings by installing the GNU linker.

It would be nice to extend GAS to produce the gp tables, but they are
optional, and there should not be a warning about their absence.

The libstdc++ atomic locking routines for MIPS targets requires MIPS II
and later.  A patch went in just after the GCC 3.3 release to
make @samp{mips*-*-*} use the generic implementation instead.  You can also
configure for @samp{mipsel-elf} as a workaround.  The
@samp{mips*-*-linux*} target continues to use the MIPS II routines.  More
work on this is expected in future releases.

@c If you make --with-llsc the default for another target, please also
@c update the description of the --with-llsc option.

The built-in @code{__sync_*} functions are available on MIPS II and
later systems and others that support the @samp{ll}, @samp{sc} and
@samp{sync} instructions.  This can be overridden by passing
@option{--with-llsc} or @option{--without-llsc} when configuring GCC.
Since the Linux kernel emulates these instructions if they are
missing, the default for @samp{mips*-*-linux*} targets is
@option{--with-llsc}.  The @option{--with-llsc} and
@option{--without-llsc} configure options may be overridden at compile
time by passing the @option{-mllsc} or @option{-mno-llsc} options to
the compiler.

MIPS systems check for division by zero (unless
@option{-mno-check-zero-division} is passed to the compiler) by
generating either a conditional trap or a break instruction.  Using
trap results in smaller code, but is only supported on MIPS II and
later.  Also, some versions of the Linux kernel have a bug that
prevents trap from generating the proper signal (@code{SIGFPE}).  To enable
the use of break, use the @option{--with-divide=breaks}
@command{configure} option when configuring GCC@.  The default is to
use traps on systems that support them.

Cross-compilers for the MIPS as target using the MIPS assembler
currently do not work, because the auxiliary programs
@file{mips-tdump.c} and @file{mips-tfile.c} can't be compiled on
anything but a MIPS@.  It does work to cross compile for a MIPS
if you use the GNU assembler and linker.

The assembler from GNU binutils 2.17 and earlier has a bug in the way
it sorts relocations for REL targets (o32, o64, EABI).  This can cause
bad code to be generated for simple C++ programs.  Also the linker
from GNU binutils versions prior to 2.17 has a bug which causes the
runtime linker stubs in very large programs, like @file{}, to
be incorrectly generated.  GNU Binutils 2.18 and later (and snapshots
made after Nov. 9, 2006) should be free from both of these problems.

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@heading @anchor{mips-sgi-irix5}mips-sgi-irix5

Support for IRIX 5 has been removed in GCC 4.6.

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@heading @anchor{mips-sgi-irix6}mips-sgi-irix6

Support for IRIX 6 releases before 6.5 has been removed in GCC 4.6, as
well as support for
the O32 ABI.  It is @emph{strongly} recommended to upgrade to at least
IRIX 6.5.18.  This release introduced full ISO C99 support, though for
the N32 and N64 ABIs only.

To build and use GCC on IRIX 6.5, you need the IRIX Development Foundation
(IDF) and IRIX Development Libraries (IDL).  They are included with the
IRIX 6.5 media.

If you are using SGI's MIPSpro @command{cc} as your bootstrap compiler, you must
ensure that the N32 ABI is in use.  To test this, compile a simple C
file with @command{cc} and then run @command{file} on the
resulting object file.  The output should look like:

test.o: ELF N32 MSB @dots{}
@end smallexample

If you see:

test.o: ELF 32-bit MSB @dots{}
@end smallexample


test.o: ELF 64-bit MSB @dots{}
@end smallexample

then your version of @command{cc} uses the O32 or N64 ABI by default.  You
should set the environment variable @env{CC} to @samp{cc -n32}
before configuring GCC@.

If you want the resulting @command{gcc} to run on old 32-bit systems
with the MIPS R4400 CPU, you need to ensure that only code for the @samp{mips3}
instruction set architecture (ISA) is generated.  While GCC 3.x does
this correctly, both GCC 2.95 and SGI's MIPSpro @command{cc} may change
the ISA depending on the machine where GCC is built.  Using one of them
as the bootstrap compiler may result in @samp{mips4} code, which won't run at
all on @samp{mips3}-only systems.  For the test program above, you should see:

test.o: ELF N32 MSB mips-3 @dots{}
@end smallexample

If you get:

test.o: ELF N32 MSB mips-4 @dots{}
@end smallexample

instead, you should set the environment variable @env{CC} to @samp{cc
-n32 -mips3} or @samp{gcc -mips3} respectively before configuring GCC@.

MIPSpro C 7.4 may cause bootstrap failures, due to a bug when inlining
@code{memcmp}.  Either add @code{-U__INLINE_INTRINSICS} to the @env{CC}
environment variable as a workaround or upgrade to MIPSpro C 7.4.1m.

GCC on IRIX 6.5 is usually built to support the N32 and N64 ABIs.  If
you build GCC on a system that doesn't have the N64 libraries installed
or cannot run 64-bit binaries,
you need to configure with @option{--disable-multilib} so GCC doesn't
try to use them.
Look for @file{/usr/lib64/} to see if you
have the 64-bit libraries installed.

GCC must be configured with GNU @command{as}.  The latest version, from GNU
binutils 2.20.1, is known to work.  On the other hand, bootstrap fails
with GNU @command{ld} at least since GNU binutils 2.17.

The @option{--enable-libgcj}
option is disabled by default: IRIX 6 uses a very low default limit
(20480) for the command line length.  Although @command{libtool} contains a
workaround for this problem, at least the N64 @samp{libgcj} is known not
to build despite this, running into an internal error of the native
@command{ld}.  A sure fix is to increase this limit (@samp{ncargs}) to
its maximum of 262144 bytes.  If you have root access, you can use the
@command{systune} command to do this.
@c FIXME: does this work with current libtool?

@code{wchar_t} support in @samp{libstdc++} is not available for old
IRIX 6.5.x releases, @math{x < 19}.  The problem cannot be autodetected
and in order to build GCC for such targets you need to configure with

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@heading @anchor{moxie-x-elf}moxie-*-elf
The moxie processor.  See @uref{} for more
information about this processor.

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@heading @anchor{powerpc-x-x}powerpc-*-*

You can specify a default version for the @option{-mcpu=@var{cpu_type}}
switch by using the configure option @option{--with-cpu-@var{cpu_type}}.

You will need
@uref{,,binutils 2.15}
or newer for a working GCC@.

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@heading @anchor{powerpc-x-darwin}powerpc-*-darwin*
PowerPC running Darwin (Mac OS X kernel).

Pre-installed versions of Mac OS X may not include any developer tools,
meaning that you will not be able to build GCC from source.  Tool
binaries are available at

This version of GCC requires at least cctools-590.36.  The
cctools-590.36 package referenced from
@uref{} will not work
on systems older than 10.3.9 (aka darwin7.9.0).

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@heading @anchor{powerpc-x-elf}powerpc-*-elf
PowerPC system in big endian mode, running System V.4.

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@heading @anchor{powerpc-x-linux-gnu}powerpc*-*-linux-gnu*

PowerPC system in big endian mode running Linux.

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@heading @anchor{powerpc-x-netbsd}powerpc-*-netbsd*
PowerPC system in big endian mode running NetBSD@.

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@heading @anchor{powerpc-x-eabisim}powerpc-*-eabisim
Embedded PowerPC system in big endian mode for use in running under the
PSIM simulator.

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@heading @anchor{powerpc-x-eabi}powerpc-*-eabi
Embedded PowerPC system in big endian mode.

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@heading @anchor{powerpcle-x-elf}powerpcle-*-elf
PowerPC system in little endian mode, running System V.4.

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@heading @anchor{powerpcle-x-eabisim}powerpcle-*-eabisim
Embedded PowerPC system in little endian mode for use in running under
the PSIM simulator.

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@heading @anchor{powerpcle-x-eabi}powerpcle-*-eabi
Embedded PowerPC system in little endian mode.

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@heading @anchor{rx-x-elf}rx-*-elf
The Renesas RX processor.  See
for more information about this processor.

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@heading @anchor{s390-x-linux}s390-*-linux*
S/390 system running GNU/Linux for S/390@.

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@heading @anchor{s390x-x-linux}s390x-*-linux*
zSeries system (64-bit) running GNU/Linux for zSeries@.

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@heading @anchor{s390x-ibm-tpf}s390x-ibm-tpf*
zSeries system (64-bit) running TPF@.  This platform is
supported as cross-compilation target only.

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@c Please use Solaris 2 to refer to all release of Solaris, starting
@c with 2.0 until 2.6, 7, 8, etc.  Solaris 1 was a marketing name for
@c SunOS 4 releases which we don't use to avoid confusion.  Solaris
@c alone is too unspecific and must be avoided.
@heading @anchor{x-x-solaris2}*-*-solaris2*

Support for Solaris 7 has been removed in GCC 4.6.

Sun does not ship a C compiler with Solaris 2, though you can download
the Sun Studio compilers for free from
@uref{}.  Alternatively,
you can install a pre-built GCC to bootstrap and install GCC.  See the
@uref{binaries.html,,binaries page} for details.

The Solaris 2 @command{/bin/sh} will often fail to configure
@samp{libstdc++-v3}, @samp{boehm-gc} or @samp{libjava}.  We therefore
recommend using the following initial sequence of commands

% CONFIG_SHELL=/bin/ksh
@end smallexample

and proceed as described in @uref{configure.html,,the configure instructions}.
In addition we strongly recommend specifying an absolute path to invoke

Solaris 2 comes with a number of optional OS packages.  Some of these
are needed to use GCC fully, namely @code{SUNWarc},
@code{SUNWbtool}, @code{SUNWesu}, @code{SUNWhea}, @code{SUNWlibm},
@code{SUNWsprot}, and @code{SUNWtoo}.  If you did not install all
optional packages when installing Solaris 2, you will need to verify that
the packages that GCC needs are installed.

To check whether an optional package is installed, use
the @command{pkginfo} command.  To add an optional package, use the
@command{pkgadd} command.  For further details, see the Solaris 2

Trying to use the linker and other tools in
@file{/usr/ucb} to install GCC has been observed to cause trouble.
For example, the linker may hang indefinitely.  The fix is to remove
@file{/usr/ucb} from your @env{PATH}.

The build process works more smoothly with the legacy Sun tools so, if you
have @file{/usr/xpg4/bin} in your @env{PATH}, we recommend that you place
@file{/usr/bin} before @file{/usr/xpg4/bin} for the duration of the build.

We recommend the use of the Sun assembler or the GNU assembler, in
conjunction with the Sun linker.  The GNU @command{as}
versions included in Solaris 10, from GNU binutils 2.15, and Solaris 11,
from GNU binutils 2.19, are known to work.  They can be found in
@file{/usr/sfw/bin/gas}.  Current versions of GNU binutils (2.20.1)
are known to work as well.  Note that your mileage may vary
if you use a combination of the GNU tools and the Sun tools: while the
combination GNU @command{as} + Sun @command{ld} should reasonably work,
the reverse combination Sun @command{as} + GNU @command{ld} is known to
cause memory corruption at runtime in some cases for C++ programs.
@c FIXME: still?
GNU @command{ld} usually works as well, although the version included in
Solaris 10 cannot be used due to several bugs.  Again, the current
version (2.20.1) is known to work, but generally lacks platform specific
features, so better stay with Sun @command{ld}.

To enable symbol versioning in @samp{libstdc++} with Sun @command{ld},
you need to have any version of GNU @command{c++filt}, which is part of
GNU binutils.  @samp{libstdc++} symbol versioning will be disabled if no
appropriate version is found.  Sun @command{c++filt} from the Sun Studio
compilers does @emph{not} work.

Sun bug 4296832 turns up when compiling X11 headers with GCC 2.95 or
newer: @command{g++} will complain that types are missing.  These headers
assume that omitting the type means @code{int}; this assumption worked for
C90 but is wrong for C++, and is now wrong for C99 also.

@command{g++} accepts such (invalid) constructs with the option
@option{-fpermissive}; it will assume that any missing type is @code{int}
(as defined by C90).

There are patches for Solaris 8 (108652-24 or newer for SPARC,
108653-22 for Intel) that fix this bug.

Sun bug 4927647 sometimes causes random spurious testsuite failures
related to missing diagnostic output.  This bug doesn't affect GCC
itself, rather it is a kernel bug triggered by the @command{expect}
program which is used only by the GCC testsuite driver.  When the bug
causes the @command{expect} program to miss anticipated output, extra
testsuite failures appear.

There are patches for Solaris 8 (117350-12 or newer for SPARC,
117351-12 or newer for Intel) and Solaris 9 (117171-11 or newer for
SPARC, 117172-11 or newer for Intel) that address this problem.

Solaris@tie{}8 provides an alternate implementation of the thread libraries,
@samp{libpthread} and @samp{libthread}.  They are required for TLS
support and have been made the default in Solaris@tie{}9, so they are always
used on Solaris@tie{}8.

Thread-local storage (TLS) is supported in Solaris@tie{}8 and 9, but requires
some patches.  The @samp{libthread} patches provide the
@code{__tls_get_addr} (SPARC, 64-bit x86) resp.@ @code{___tls_get_addr}
(32-bit x86) functions.  On Solaris@tie{}8, you need 108993-26 or newer on
SPARC, 108994-26 or newer on Intel.  On Solaris@tie{}9, the necessary support
on SPARC is present since FCS, while 114432-05 or newer is required on
Intel.  Additionally, on Solaris@tie{}8, patch 109147-14 or newer on SPARC or
109148-22 or newer on Intel are required for the Sun @command{ld} and
runtime linker (@command{}) support.  Again, Solaris@tie{}9/SPARC
works since FCS, while 113986-02 is required on Intel.  The linker
patches must be installed even if GNU @command{ld} is used. Sun
@command{as} in Solaris@tie{}8 and 9 doesn't support the necessary
relocations, so GNU @command{as} must be used.  The @command{configure}
script checks for those prerequisites and automatically enables TLS
support if they are met.  Although those minimal patch versions should
work, it is recommended to use the latest patch versions which include
additional bug fixes.

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@heading @anchor{sparc-x-x}sparc*-*-*

This section contains general configuration information for all
SPARC-based platforms.  In addition to reading this section, please
read all other sections that match your target.

Newer versions of the GNU Multiple Precision Library (GMP), the MPFR
library and the MPC library are known to be miscompiled by earlier
versions of GCC on these platforms.  We therefore recommend the use
of the exact versions of these libraries listed as minimal versions
in @uref{prerequisites.html,,the prerequisites}.

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@heading @anchor{sparc-sun-solaris2}sparc-sun-solaris2*

When GCC is configured to use GNU binutils 2.14 or later, the binaries
produced are smaller than the ones produced using Sun's native tools;
this difference is quite significant for binaries containing debugging

Starting with Solaris 7, the operating system is capable of executing
64-bit SPARC V9 binaries.  GCC 3.1 and later properly supports
this; the @option{-m64} option enables 64-bit code generation.
However, if all you want is code tuned for the UltraSPARC CPU, you
should try the @option{-mtune=ultrasparc} option instead, which produces
code that, unlike full 64-bit code, can still run on non-UltraSPARC

When configuring on a Solaris 7 or later system that is running a kernel
that supports only 32-bit binaries, one must configure with
@option{--disable-multilib}, since we will not be able to build the
64-bit target libraries.

GCC 3.3 and GCC 3.4 trigger code generation bugs in earlier versions of
the GNU compiler (especially GCC 3.0.x versions), which lead to the
miscompilation of the stage1 compiler and the subsequent failure of the
bootstrap process.  A workaround is to use GCC 3.2.3 as an intermediary
stage, i.e.@: to bootstrap that compiler with the base compiler and then
use it to bootstrap the final compiler.

GCC 3.4 triggers a code generation bug in versions 5.4 (Sun ONE Studio 7)
and 5.5 (Sun ONE Studio 8) of the Sun compiler, which causes a bootstrap
failure in form of a miscompilation of the stage1 compiler by the Sun
compiler.  This is Sun bug 4974440.  This is fixed with patch 112760-07.

GCC 3.4 changed the default debugging format from Stabs to DWARF-2 for
32-bit code on Solaris 7 and later.  If you use the Sun assembler, this
change apparently runs afoul of Sun bug 4910101 (which is referenced as
an x86-only problem by Sun, probably because they do not use DWARF-2).
A symptom of the problem is that you cannot compile C++ programs like
@command{groff} 1.19.1 without getting messages similar to the following:

ld: warning: relocation error: R_SPARC_UA32: @dots{}
  external symbolic relocation against non-allocatable section
  .debug_info cannot be processed at runtime: relocation ignored.
@end smallexample

To work around this problem, compile with @option{-gstabs+} instead of
plain @option{-g}.

When configuring the GNU Multiple Precision Library (GMP), the MPFR
library or the MPC library on a Solaris 7 or later system, the canonical
target triplet must be specified as the @command{build} parameter on the
configure line.  This target triplet can be obtained by invoking @command{./config.guess} in the toplevel source directory of GCC (and
not that of GMP or MPFR or MPC).  For example on a Solaris 9 system:

% ./configure --build=sparc-sun-solaris2.9 --prefix=xxx
@end smallexample

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@heading @anchor{sparc-sun-solaris210}sparc-sun-solaris2.10

There is a bug in older versions of the Sun assembler which breaks
thread-local storage (TLS).  A typical error message is

ld: fatal: relocation error: R_SPARC_TLS_LE_HIX22: file /var/tmp//ccamPA1v.o:
  symbol <unknown>: bad symbol type SECT: symbol type must be TLS
@end smallexample

This bug is fixed in Sun patch 118683-03 or later.

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@heading @anchor{sparc-x-linux}sparc-*-linux*

GCC versions 3.0 and higher require binutils 2.11.2 and glibc 2.2.4
or newer on this platform.  All earlier binutils and glibc
releases mishandled unaligned relocations on @code{sparc-*-*} targets.

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@heading @anchor{sparc64-x-solaris2}sparc64-*-solaris2*

When configuring the GNU Multiple Precision Library (GMP) or the
MPFR library, the canonical target triplet must be specified as
the @command{build} parameter on the configure line.  For example
on a Solaris 9 system:

% ./configure --build=sparc64-sun-solaris2.9 --prefix=xxx
@end smallexample

The following compiler flags must be specified in the configure
step in order to bootstrap this target with the Sun compiler:

% CC="cc -xarch=v9 -xildoff" @var{srcdir}/configure [@var{options}] [@var{target}]
@end smallexample

@option{-xarch=v9} specifies the SPARC-V9 architecture to the Sun toolchain
and @option{-xildoff} turns off the incremental linker.

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@heading @anchor{sparcv9-x-solaris2}sparcv9-*-solaris2*

This is a synonym for @samp{sparc64-*-solaris2*}.

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@heading @anchor{x-x-vxworks}*-*-vxworks*
Support for VxWorks is in flux.  At present GCC supports @emph{only} the
very recent VxWorks 5.5 (aka Tornado 2.2) release, and only on PowerPC@.
We welcome patches for other architectures supported by VxWorks 5.5.
Support for VxWorks AE would also be welcome; we believe this is merely
a matter of writing an appropriate ``configlette'' (see below).  We are
not interested in supporting older, a.out or COFF-based, versions of
VxWorks in GCC 3.

VxWorks comes with an older version of GCC installed in
@file{@var{$WIND_BASE}/host}; we recommend you do not overwrite it.
Choose an installation @var{prefix} entirely outside @var{$WIND_BASE}.
Before running @command{configure}, create the directories @file{@var{prefix}}
and @file{@var{prefix}/bin}.  Link or copy the appropriate assembler,
linker, etc.@: into @file{@var{prefix}/bin}, and set your @var{PATH} to
include that directory while running both @command{configure} and

You must give @command{configure} the
@option{--with-headers=@var{$WIND_BASE}/target/h} switch so that it can
find the VxWorks system headers.  Since VxWorks is a cross compilation
target only, you must also specify @option{--target=@var{target}}.
@command{configure} will attempt to create the directory
@file{@var{prefix}/@var{target}/sys-include} and copy files into it;
make sure the user running @command{configure} has sufficient privilege
to do so.

GCC's exception handling runtime requires a special ``configlette''
module, @file{contrib/gthr_supp_vxw_5x.c}.  Follow the instructions in
that file to add the module to your kernel build.  (Future versions of
VxWorks will incorporate this module.)

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@heading @anchor{x86-64-x-x}x86_64-*-*, amd64-*-*

GCC supports the x86-64 architecture implemented by the AMD64 processor
(amd64-*-* is an alias for x86_64-*-*) on GNU/Linux, FreeBSD and NetBSD@.
On GNU/Linux the default is a bi-arch compiler which is able to generate
both 64-bit x86-64 and 32-bit x86 code (via the @option{-m32} switch).

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@heading @anchor{xtensa-x-elf}xtensa*-*-elf

This target is intended for embedded Xtensa systems using the
@samp{newlib} C library.  It uses ELF but does not support shared
objects.  Designed-defined instructions specified via the
Tensilica Instruction Extension (TIE) language are only supported
through inline assembly.

The Xtensa configuration information must be specified prior to
building GCC@.  The @file{include/xtensa-config.h} header
file contains the configuration information.  If you created your
own Xtensa configuration with the Xtensa Processor Generator, the
downloaded files include a customized copy of this header file,
which you can use to replace the default header file.

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@heading @anchor{xtensa-x-linux}xtensa*-*-linux*

This target is for Xtensa systems running GNU/Linux.  It supports ELF
shared objects and the GNU C library (glibc).  It also generates
position-independent code (PIC) regardless of whether the
@option{-fpic} or @option{-fPIC} options are used.  In other
respects, this target is the same as the
@uref{#xtensa*-*-elf,,@samp{xtensa*-*-elf}} target.

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@heading @anchor{windows}Microsoft Windows

@subheading Intel 16-bit versions
The 16-bit versions of Microsoft Windows, such as Windows 3.1, are not 

However, the 32-bit port has limited support for Microsoft 
Windows 3.11 in the Win32s environment, as a target only.  See below.

@subheading Intel 32-bit versions

The 32-bit versions of Windows, including Windows 95, Windows NT, Windows 
XP, and Windows Vista, are supported by several different target 
platforms.  These targets differ in which Windows subsystem they target 
and which C libraries are used.

@item Cygwin @uref{#x-x-cygwin,,*-*-cygwin}: Cygwin provides a user-space 
Linux API emulation layer in the Win32 subsystem.
@item Interix @uref{#x-x-interix,,*-*-interix}: The Interix subsystem 
provides native support for POSIX.
@item MinGW @uref{#x-x-mingw32,,*-*-mingw32}: MinGW is a native GCC port for 
the Win32 subsystem that provides a subset of POSIX.
@item MKS i386-pc-mks: NuTCracker from MKS.  See 
@uref{} for more information.
@end itemize

@subheading Intel 64-bit versions

GCC contains support for x86-64 using the mingw-w64
runtime library, available from @uref{}.
This library should be used with the target triple x86_64-pc-mingw32.

Presently Windows for Itanium is not supported.

@subheading Windows CE

Windows CE is supported as a target only on ARM (arm-wince-pe), Hitachi 
SuperH (sh-wince-pe), and MIPS (mips-wince-pe).

@subheading Other Windows Platforms

GCC no longer supports Windows NT on the Alpha or PowerPC.

GCC no longer supports the Windows POSIX subsystem.  However, it does 
support the Interix subsystem.  See above.

Old target names including *-*-winnt and *-*-windowsnt are no longer used.

PW32 (i386-pc-pw32) support was never completed, and the project seems to 
be inactive.  See @uref{} for more information.

UWIN support has been removed due to a lack of maintenance.

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@heading @anchor{x-x-cygwin}*-*-cygwin

Ports of GCC are included with the
@uref{,,Cygwin environment}.

GCC will build under Cygwin without modification; it does not build
with Microsoft's C++ compiler and there are no plans to make it do so.

The Cygwin native compiler can be configured to target any 32-bit x86
cpu architecture desired; the default is i686-pc-cygwin.  It should be
used with as up-to-date a version of binutils as possible; use either
the latest official GNU binutils release in the Cygwin distribution,
or version 2.20 or above if building your own.

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@heading @anchor{x-x-interix}*-*-interix

The Interix target is used by OpenNT, Interix, Services For UNIX (SFU), 
and Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA).  Applications compiled 
with this target run in the Interix subsystem, which is separate from 
the Win32 subsystem.  This target was last known to work in GCC 3.3.

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@heading @anchor{x-x-mingw32}*-*-mingw32

GCC will build with and support only MinGW runtime 3.12 and later.
Earlier versions of headers are incompatible with the new default semantics
of @code{extern inline} in @code{-std=c99} and @code{-std=gnu99} modes.

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@heading @anchor{older}Older systems

GCC contains support files for many older (1980s and early
1990s) Unix variants.  For the most part, support for these systems
has not been deliberately removed, but it has not been maintained for
several years and may suffer from bitrot.

Starting with GCC 3.1, each release has a list of ``obsoleted'' systems.
Support for these systems is still present in that release, but
@command{configure} will fail unless the @option{--enable-obsolete}
option is given.  Unless a maintainer steps forward, support for these
systems will be removed from the next release of GCC@.

Support for old systems as hosts for GCC can cause problems if the
workarounds for compiler, library and operating system bugs affect the
cleanliness or maintainability of the rest of GCC@.  In some cases, to
bring GCC up on such a system, if still possible with current GCC, may
require first installing an old version of GCC which did work on that
system, and using it to compile a more recent GCC, to avoid bugs in the
vendor compiler.  Old releases of GCC 1 and GCC 2 are available in the
@file{old-releases} directory on the @uref{../mirrors.html,,GCC mirror
sites}.  Header bugs may generally be avoided using
@command{fixincludes}, but bugs or deficiencies in libraries and the
operating system may still cause problems.

Support for older systems as targets for cross-compilation is less
problematic than support for them as hosts for GCC; if an enthusiast
wishes to make such a target work again (including resurrecting any of
the targets that never worked with GCC 2, starting from the last
version before they were removed), patches
@uref{../contribute.html,,following the usual requirements} would be
likely to be accepted, since they should not affect the support for more
modern targets.

For some systems, old versions of GNU binutils may also be useful,
and are available from @file{pub/binutils/old-releases} on
@uref{,, mirror sites}.

Some of the information on specific systems above relates to
such older systems, but much of the information
about GCC on such systems (which may no longer be applicable to
current GCC) is to be found in the GCC texinfo manual.

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@heading @anchor{elf}all ELF targets (SVR4, Solaris 2, etc.)

C++ support is significantly better on ELF targets if you use the
@uref{./configure.html#with-gnu-ld,,GNU linker}; duplicate copies of
inlines, vtables and template instantiations will be discarded

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