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Re: userland packages

To: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>
Subject: Re: userland packages
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Sat, 28 Oct 2000 01:27:45 +0200
Cc: Pete Popov <ppopov@mvista.com>, "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <39F9B7EF.D6469D07@mvista.com>; from jsun@mvista.com on Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 10:14:23AM -0700
References: <39F8CE01.3782BBF5@mvista.com> <20001027043432.F6628@bacchus.dhis.org> <39F9B7EF.D6469D07@mvista.com>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 10:14:23AM -0700, Jun Sun wrote:

> He is not telling the truth. :-)  See his very own MIPS-HOWTO,
> cross-compile section :
> 
> http://www.linux.sgi.com/mips-howto.html

So you probably never tried to crosscompile something with extensive
autoconf scripts like Gnome.  It's a major pain to get that done right.
Running the compiler is the trivial part of build some package ...

> Also, you can take a look of the rpm spec files for the toolchains I put
> on ftp.mvista.com/pub/Area51/mips_le/.  So far all my usrland stuff are
> cross-compiled - I don't have the luxury of a desktop MIPS with 1.6GB
> RAM.

I bet your heating makes less noise ...

  Ralf

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