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Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development

To: Florian Lohoff <flo@rfc822.org>
Subject: Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development
From: Geert Uytterhoeven <Geert.Uytterhoeven@sonycom.com>
Date: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 08:11:19 +0200 (MET DST)
Cc: "Kevin D. Kissell" <kevink@mips.com>, "MIPS/Linux List (SGI)" <linux-mips@oss.sgi.com>
In-reply-to: <20010403003059.E25228@paradigm.rfc822.org>
Sender: owner-linux-mips@oss.sgi.com
On Tue, 3 Apr 2001, Florian Lohoff wrote:
> On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 12:22:48AM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> > would consider doing cross-development?   What part of it 
> > seems to you to be a show-stopper?
> 
> A major problem get the thing in which the configure try to 
> begin to build executables and guess on the behaviour of the
> OS to run on. This ends to be a hack and reminds me on
> "pre gnu configure" times where one had to deal
> with hundrets of "config.h" or "os.h" files. 
> 
> If you are going to use anything like a package format
> might it be "rpm" or "deb" the dependencies tend to be
> utterly broken as the dependcies are guessed by stuff like
> "ldd" output and friends.

So if you would have a `cross ldd', things would be better?

Gr{oetje,eeting}s,

                                                Geert

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