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Re: userland packages

To: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Subject: Re: userland packages
From: Ralf Baechle <ralf@oss.sgi.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2000 22:41:46 +0100
Cc: Jun Sun <jsun@mvista.com>, Pete Popov <ppopov@mvista.com>, "linux-mips@oss.sgi.com" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <Pine.GSO.3.96.1001030112027.11987A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>; from macro@ds2.pg.gda.pl on Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 11:27:25AM +0100
References: <20001028012745.B2813@bacchus.dhis.org> <Pine.GSO.3.96.1001030112027.11987A-100000@delta.ds2.pg.gda.pl>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Mon, Oct 30, 2000 at 11:27:25AM +0100, Maciej W. Rozycki wrote:

> > So you probably never tried to crosscompile something with extensive
> > autoconf scripts like Gnome.  It's a major pain to get that done right.
> 
>  Well, for sane scripts that can be handled easily by defining problematic
> cache variables to reasonable values.  The real problem are helper
> programs used to build architecture-dependent data, see e.g. tic in
> ncurses. 

Or as one more example rpcgen in libc.  Last I checked libc did cheat and
omit all the affected parts of libc when crosscompiling.  Não bom.

  Ralf

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