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I need to cross compile from a 32-bit system for a 64-bit target with gnu as, but the script doing the compilation produces the error message that x86_64-linux-as cannot be found.

Is there a 32-bit Debian or Ubuntu package that contains x86_64-linux-as? I am not quite sure why the script requires x86_64-linux-as. Shouldn't be possible to use the 32-bit version to produce 64-bit code?

  • I think you will have to build the cross tools yourself. There are many prebuilt cross toolchains at emdebian.org/tools/debian but x86_64 as a target does not seem to be among them. – Celada May 17 '15 at 15:43
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You can use binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu, available in Debian Jessie (but not Ubuntu). It contains x86_64-linux-gnu-as, so you need to configure using x86_64-linux-gnu as target.

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