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As the above, how would you configure GCC to use the GNU ld as its linker? I successfully built the binutils 2.16.1 and was curious if it (ld, at least) would work in IRIX 6.5. This is an alternative to using the default linker (which is probably giving me these linking problems). Otherwise I would have to change the command lines for the link stages (in the makefiles?) I did some research and an old message from some mailing list remarked that IRIX ld wants the libraries after the object files, or it won't find the appropriate symbols. Mind you this message was from 1998 so I'm not sure if ld was modified or updated since then.

Anyone who can help me on this? It would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks for the suggestions guys, they kinda worked... as far as configuring it shows up, but the building still uses the IRIX ld. I'm not game enough in modifying makefiles yet, but could the compiler specs file be modified to accomodate the linker? I could look up one in a RS/6000 Debian machine I have. Unless there's architecture-specific details in there, there shouldn't be too much difference? At the moment I'm building my own GCC with the ld switches, that should work...

EDIT: The GCC build gave me this:

ld: cannot find -liconv


Hi everybody! Well, fast forward a couple of months...

I eventually got around in making a cross compiler on my RS/6000 Linux machine, and now everything's nearly working except:

GCC 4.1.0 cross PPC -> mips-sgi-irix6.5 C works. I tried C++ but it was missing a few headers... iostream being one of them :P But I only need the cross C compiler for a Canadian cross compile to mips-sgi-irix6.5 right?

I tried a Canadian cross compile of 4.1.0 but it had some error when it came to gmake install; the building worked though.

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/usr/bin/install -c /src/gcc-4.1.0/gcc/fixproto
/usr/gcc4/libexec/gcc/mips-sgi-irix6.5/4.1.0/install-tools/fixproto ;
/usr/bin/install -c build/fix-header
/usr/gcc4/libexec/gcc/mips-sgi-irix6.5/4.1.0/install-tools/fix-header ;
else :; fi
/usr/bin/install: target
`/usr/gcc4/libexec/gcc/mips-sgi-irix6.5/4.1.0/install-tools/mkinstalldirs' is
not a directory
/usr/bin/install: cannot stat `build/fix-header': No such file or directory
gmake[1]: *** [install-mkheaders] Error 1

I tried a cross compile of 3.4.6 (C only, using the 4.1.0 cross compiler) and got that to compile and install successfully. When it came to compiling a C Hello World program throws this:

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collect2: ld terminated with signal 11 [Segmentation fault], core dumped
ld: BFD assertion fail /src/binutils/bfd/elfxx-mips.c:5705

That was with the binutils built with Nekoware GCC 3.4.0 and SGI native linker. Thinking that that was the problem, I cross compiled the binutils successfully but it returned with the same error. Setting it aside again, I ask a question: does anyone know what is actually wrong? Yes, I realised it was the binutils source itself, so here's the offending reference:

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5703:       _bfd_mips_elf_finish_dynamic_symbol.  */
5704:       s = bfd_get_section_by_name (abfd, ".rld_map");
5705:     BFD_ASSERT (s != NULL);
5707:     name = SGI_COMPAT (abfd) ? "__rld_map" : "__RLD_MAP";
5708:     bh = NULL;

Should I send a bug report to the binutils people? Mailing lists? I am using the latest version of the binutils, 2.16.1.

R-ten-K wrote: ...
I also remember that at some point, the next generation Amigas were supposed to be based around HP-PA? It must have been weird to be motorola in the 80s, everyone leaving you for yet another RISC vendor.

It was called Hombre, pardner!

- Simon.
Now that you have a multilink adapter without an O2 or 1600SW are you up for selling that?

- Simon.
The seller obviously needed a Panasonic ToughBook...

- Simon.
Pardon the naiveté but what hardware is required for capturing with this app? I personally have a R10000 250 MHz O2 with an A/V module. Can it be used with stuff like a SDI dongle? At this stage I cannot test it at all as I had to throw out its hard drive (silicon heaven).

You still have the Octane? I may be interested. What's in it?

How about software? Anything installed and/or media? I'm looking for something 'packaged' while my O2 is being out of service. It needs an install of IRIX 6.5 but the CD set is over at the old place I moved from. I haven't a clue what Octanes especially one of that vintage.

I live in the south western Sydney metro area (towards Campbelltown), approx. 55km away.

I meant as in installed in the system and/or stuff that was bundled with it, but point taken.

Has anyone tried it? It's an open-source node-based video compositor that looks promising.

There's binaries for Linux and OSX Intel 32-bit binaries on the site, apparently it can be built for PowerPC and Windows. I haven't tried it as I don't have a Linux system handy nor do I have the Developer Tools on my 10.4 based eMac.

EDIT: Hmm, when I searched for Ramen in the forums nothing came up. Now after when I post this, I found a couple of porting questions. Alas I'm asking people's impressions on the software on the current ported platforms.

I got my copy of the old Alias SBP 2.0 from eBay for cheap a couple of years ago, has it changed radically since? If you can't take it with you and got an iPhone/iPod Touch you could get Sketchbook on that platform.

Does it require addition software drivers? Or is it plug and play? I'd be interested...

Out of curiosity what's the hppa build built on? Any chance on a 2.0 version?

Why I didn't get that set for my birthday as a wee boy, I do not know.


I would, if my c3750 had 11i v1. I bought a media set of 11i v2 and installing it without realising that it's unsupported on HP 9000 workstations (no driver for fx10pro for starters).

I haven't but the other modes suggest:

COMP. SYNC OUT = composite sync plus RGB (RGBS)
HV. SYNC OUT = separate sync, like typical PC VGA on DB-15 or 5 BNC (RGBHV)

The others may tell you about what specific systems used those modes over 13w3, because I don't :P

The on/off may just be 'either' for that setting.

This I gotta see! Waiting with baited breath!

The D510MO or the Origin 350? lol... I kid.


Has anyone used it before? It sounds like one of those 'best product no one uses'. Looks like an opportunity to peddle some services and products around this open source product. Will it work for them?

Anyone interested would look here:

Hi compcomp, do you have a tardist handy? Is there any chance for me to grab a copy? I'm on study break and just got my O2 and Octane working!

As the title states, I would like to know if there was such a processor. I acquired an old 7043-140 to fix a non-functional 7043-140 and looking at the firmware updates there was an entry stating that the particular firmware level-
Added support for PowerPC 760 processor at 233MHz.

I remember trying to replace the 332MHz 604r on my original -140 with a 233MHz 750 from a spare beige PowerMac G3 desktop and it just threw 888's. I didn't think to switch VRMs back then... maybe I should've. I wonder if that was merely a mistake on IBM's part or there was a processor but never made it past R&D/testing. I could certainly find no reference to it on the web.

At the very least the seller also sent AIX 5.1 cds! My old one ran openSUSE 10.0 with the last kernel before PReP support was broken. At least my NICs and SATA were supported...

- Simon.
OK the chart kind of answers my question, on what other processors the -140 can take, but it still doesn't explain why the PowerPC 604e and ev/r as the PowerPC 760. Thinking about it a little further, is it something to do with the PowerPC 750 being a direct evolution of the 603?

As for operating systems isn't AIX 5.1 the last supporting version, 5.2 dropping systems with an ISA bus. As for NetBSD, is the install media bootable or would it be safer to net install that one?

EDIT: The PCI NIC it came with doesn't work, any suggestions for a replacement for AIX?
I had to log back in (after a 5-year absence hehe) to say that I had Warp 4 working on the 390E without any trouble, but that was when I was regularly using it around 2001-2004. I do remember using the updated disks, updated the firmware to the latest (1.55) and using the original 3.2GB hard disk. You sure it isn't a hardware problem?
Workstation eh? Might need decent graphics adapter support. Are there open source drivers for AMD/NVIDIA (or other notable) graphics on POWER/PPC?