cannot create executables

Joel Sherrill joel.sherrill at
Fri May 26 00:39:52 UTC 2000

Standard questions are :)

1.  Is binutils installed?

2.  Is it in your PATH?


Daniel Talayco wrote:
> This is likely a stupid problem with my installation....but I can't see it yet.
> bit ran to completion building the tools.
> Shortly after starting bit_rtems, I got 'cannot create executables'.  From the log:
> ../rtems-4.5.0-beta3/configure --target=powerpc-rtems --prefix=/export/home/det/tools/cross/gcc-2.95.2-newlib-1.8.2-rtems-4.5.0-beta3 --disable-hwapi --disable-multiprocessing --enable-cxx --enable-rdbg --enable-tests --enable-networking --enable-posix --disable-itron
> creating cache ./config.cache
> ...
> creating doc/Makefile
> configuring in tools/build
> running /bin/sh ../../../rtems-4.5.0-beta3/tools/build/configure  --target=powerpc-rtems --prefix=/export/home/det/tools/cross/gcc-2.95.2-newlib-1.8.2-rtems-4.5.0-beta3 --disable-hwapi --disable-multiprocessing --enable-cxx --enable-rdbg --enable-tests --enable-networking --enable-posix --disable-itron --cache-file=../.././config.cache --srcdir=../../../rtems-4.5.0-beta3/tools/build
> ...
> checking whether to enable maintainer-specific portions of Makefiles... no
> checking for Cygwin environment... no
> checking for mingw32 environment... no
> checking for executable suffix... configure: error: installation or configuration problem: compiler cannot create executables.
> configure: error: ../../../rtems-4.5.0-beta3/tools/build/configure failed for tools/build
> Could not successfully configure into build-powerpc-rtems!
> This is all with the fresh new 4.5.0beta3 sources building under SunOS5.6.
> Any help appreciated.
> -Dan

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