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Re: userland packages

To: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Subject: Re: userland packages
From: Pete Popov <ppopov@mvista.com>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 16:30:36 -0700
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
Organization: Monta Vista Software
References: <39F8CE01.3782BBF5@mvista.com> <20001027043432.F6628@bacchus.dhis.org> <39F9B7EF.D6469D07@mvista.com> <20001028012745.B2813@bacchus.dhis.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
Ralf Baechle wrote:
> 
> 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 ...

Our cross development environment make it easy to rebuild all packages
we support, but the big endian tool chain and libs aren't ready yet.  I
think I'll just wait :-)  I've got plenty of things broken as it is,
without the userland packages.

> > 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 ...


Pete

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