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Is it possible to build glibc/gcc/binutils in the version combo of say 2.4/4.6/2.22 (or some later version of GCC used by the oldest/'stablest' linux distro's still around)?

I would like to create standalone cross-compilers for MinGW, and have them work on more than glibc 2.14 (my current Fedora), in this order:

  1. build glibc-<old version> with the standard distro compiler
  2. build new binutils/gcc using this old glibc version
  3. build cross-compilers using the new combination of tools.
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How about installing each of these distros into a VM of their own? After compiling your project in the VM you could test it there, too. –  ott-- Dec 11 '11 at 17:37
The "other" system is not one I want to use for this. It probably won't work with my new hardware either :( –  rubenvb Dec 11 '11 at 17:56

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