On Fri, 26 Jan 2001, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 26, 2001 at 10:37:03AM -0800, Pete Popov wrote:
> > glibc. Others might have similar toolchains they can point you at.
> > Another option is native builds, which I personally don't like.
> Cross compiling is definitly no option for debian as the dependencies
> etc are all made from "ldd binary" which has to fail for cross-compiling.
> I guess this also happens to rpm packages so cross-compiling to really
> get a correct distribution is definitly no option.
> I definitly go for native builds - Once you have a working stable
> base you can set up debian autobuilders which will do nearly
> everything for you except signing and uploading the package into
> the main repository.
I really like what they did for ia64 (cfr. the Linux Kongress talk in 1999):
they are running an (emulated) ia64 chrooted environment on an ia32 box.
Binaries in the chrooted environment can be both native (ia32, fast) or
non-native (ia64, emulated and slower). May help for autobuilders for `slow'
architectures (emulated m68k may be faster than the fastest existing '060) as
Using such a technique would allow to let weird stuff like `ldd' and
intermediate created binaries work.
P.S. I also think Debian should provide cross-gccs and cross-binutils for all
architectures it supports, so I don't have to build them myself. And if I
then could install any lib*-dev*.deb for architecture <arch> into
/usr/<arch>-linux/ I can cross-compile userspace as well...
Geert Uytterhoeven -- There's lots of Linux beyond ia32 -- firstname.lastname@example.org
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