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Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development

To: "Florian Lohoff" <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development
From: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 00:22:48 +0200
Cc: "MIPS/Linux List \(SGI\)" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
References: <00a901c0bb6f$d3e77820$0deca8c0@Ulysses> <20010402151425.A8471@bacchus.dhis.org> <00fa01c0bbaa$0bd7cb60$0deca8c0@Ulysses> <20010402234850.B25228@paradigm.rfc822.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
> > As MIPS/Linux becomes more an embedded platform
> > and less an SGI/DEC legacy platform, people are in
> > general not going to put up with being forced to buy
> > old Indys to do their target application work!
> 
> In not so far future their will be an complete distribution for both
> endianesses available (and even kept up to date) containing everything
> you need. Debian even now has cross-binutils available for mipsel and
> just a couple of mails would be required to come with cross-binutils for
> mips too. Compiling a cross-compiler from the debian gcc source package
> is described somewhere (Just a matter of a single line imho)
> 
> Cross-compilation is IMHO so broken when it comes to userspace
> than noone really thinking of having something reusable would
> consider this. It all ends beeing a really ugly hack.

I'm not sure exactly what you mean here.  That no one would
consider using your Debian cross environment?  That no one
would consider doing cross-development?   What part of it 
seems to you to be a show-stopper?

            Kevin K.


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