[Aboriginal] gfortran

Brian Fix brian.fix at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 19:08:03 PDT 2012

Hi Aboriginal Users,
I found aboriginal looking into cross compiling python for my android. I've
seen multiple threads and projects on how to do it, they usually involve a
messy patch to apply to a specific version, and multiple stages of
configuring and building with very long argument lists.

Not the case with aboriginal, a simple:

./configure --without-threads --prefix=/home/python_blah
make install

copied the results, and the dynamic libraries, onto my android device, ran
elfpatch on the python to point the python to the new library locations,
and i was done.

Now I'm spoiled,  I want numpy, scipy and matplotlib this easily!

Unfortunately, numpy/scipy have dependencies which require a Fortran
compiler, so here's my problem.

I've downloaded the complete gcc tarball with gfortran and all other
languages  from their website and tried the same simple approach:

tar xvzf gcc-4.6.0.tar.gz
cd gcc-4.6.0/
mkdir gcc_build
cd gcc_build

but I get a build error in libgomp:

checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
checking for armv6l-unknown-linux-gnueabi-gcc... /home/gcc_build/./gcc/xgcc
-B/home/gcc_build/./gcc/ -B/usr/local/armv6l-unknown-linux-gnueabi/bin/
-B/usr/local/armv6l-unknown-linux-gnueabi/lib/ -isystem
/usr/local/armv6l-unknown-linux-gnueabi/include -isystem
checking for C compiler default output file name...
configure: error: in `/home/gcc_build/armv6l-unknown-linux-gnueabi/libgomp':
configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
See `config.log' for more details.
make[2]: *** [configure-stage1-target-libgomp] Error 77
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/gcc_build'
make[1]: *** [stage1-bubble] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/gcc_build'
make: *** [all] Error 2
(armv6l:1) /home/gcc_build #

My question is multipart:

should I be using gcc-4.6.0 or some other version more agreeable with

Is there a better way to do this?

I notices a series of gcc patches in the aboriginal-1.2.0.tar.gz, should I
download 4.2.1 source apply these patches and compile?

Are there any other easier ways of getting a Fortran on aboriginal linux?

Thanks in advance for your time.

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