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Cross compile helloworld.c for powerpc

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I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 on an intel machine and I want to cross compile helloworld.c so that the resulting binary will execute on Ubuntu on a powerpc machine.

So something simple like:

gcc helloworld.c --target powerpc-linux -o helloworldppc

But the answer seems to always come back how to cross compile gcc itself...

posted Jun 26, 2013 by anonymous

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Doesn't Ubuntu have a crossbuild-essential-powerpc package?

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I have done for freescale board. you have to install power-pc compiler in your linux machine. you have to export PATH=$PATH:"path of powerpc-linux-gcc" in your linux machine. then you have to give command powerpc-linux-gcc file.c.

answer Jun 27, 2013 by Vimal Kumar Mishra
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You need a cross compiler. The target is fixed when GCC is built, so you cannot use a GCC built for the intel target to build binaries for the powerpc target.

answer Jun 26, 2013 by anonymous
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Of course, you're going to need an Ubuntu x86 -> powerpc cross compiler. Before we go through the steps of building one, please make sure that you can't get a packaged cross-compiler from someone else.

Once you have done that, we can show you how to build a cross-compiler. But be warned: it takes a fair bit of C and operating system experience, and you'll need to allocate a fair bit of time.

answer Jun 26, 2013 by anonymous
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