On Mon, Feb 10, 2003 at 02:45:49PM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> I'm planning to try porting arcboot to ip27 (mips64).
> I plan to do this by cross-compiling... this is actually the only
> option since there's no 64 bit userland yet.
> Some issues:
> * I'll be cross-compiling (using the mips64-linux-gcc & friends that
> are provided on ftp.linux-mips.org), which means some makefile hacking...
> * there's no mips64-linux glibc, which means no libc headers are
> available. So I need to either cut&paste libc headers, or remove
> dependencies on them. This affects lots of code.
> * the e2fs stuff... how is this being maintained? It uses libc
> headers a bit... can I kill them? Or will this make it hard to update
> to new upstream e2fsprogs releases?
> Anything else?
Arcboot is a standalone program. As such it shouldn't use anything from
glibc or it's going to be a royal pain in the lower back extension.
Look at Milo, spit and say no. So keeping a private copy of the necessary
headers is the only sane way to get things to work.