Bug 1731413 - Add wrappers for 32-bit arches
Summary: Add wrappers for 32-bit arches
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: cross-binutils
Version: 30
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: David Howells
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2019-07-19 11:08 UTC by Artur Frenszek-Iwicki
Modified: 2020-05-26 16:13 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2020-05-26 16:13:32 UTC
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Description Artur Frenszek-Iwicki 2019-07-19 11:08:28 UTC
cross-binutils doesn't build tools for 32-bit arches, since those can be served using the 64-bit tools. This is understandable, but unfortunately some external programs expect 32-bit utils to be present and don't really understand how to use the 64-bit tools.

I'd like to suggest adding wrappers that would pretend to be 32-bit tools, while actually just running the 64-bit tools with proper flags set. They could be shipped as e.g. a "binutils-i386-linux-gnu" package with a Requires: for "binutils-x86_64-linux-gnu".

Example wrappers for i386:

x86_64-linux-gnu-as --32 $@

x86_64-linux-gnu-ld -A elf32-i386 $@

x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc -m32 $@

Comment 1 Ben Cotton 2020-04-30 21:32:01 UTC
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