Tim Bird wrote:
> The following patch allows to build using CROSS_COMPILE from the environment.
> I have an automated system which works like this, but it chokes on MIPS when
> I use it with (albeit non-standard-named) cross-compiler tools. An easy
> workaround I'm using is to put CROSS_COMPILE on the make command line, but it
> be nice to use the definition already in the environment when I work
> manually in the system.
> For past discussion of this see:
> I'm not sure why the change didn't make it in back in 2003, but
> if the complaint was about the use of "?=", that seems to be in use
> other places, and fairly standard now.
> For example, from the top level kernel Makefile:
> ARCH ?= $(SUBARCH)
> CROSS_COMPILE ?=
It looks like the other arch-specific Makefiles also override the
environment. To work around the problem, you can disable
CONFIG_CROSSCOMPILE and define CROSS_COMPILE in the environment.
Strangely enough, the help for CONFIG_CROSSCOMPILE already explains