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Re: userland packages

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: userland packages
From: Jun Sun <>
Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2000 10:14:23 -0700
Cc: Pete Popov <>, "" <>
References: <> <>
Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 26, 2000 at 05:36:17PM -0700, Pete Popov wrote:
> > Is there a guide on how to rebuild userland packages from source code?
> > I've installed the cross compiler and can compile a kernel, but when I
> > try to build a simple userland app, the compiler can't find libraries,
> > include files, etc.
> You have to copy all the includes and libraries to
> /usr/mips-linux/{include,lib}/, then fixup linker scripts that disguise
> themselfes as .so files like and you can start.
> Getting everything to crosscompile is a hard job, I really recomend
> native builds.


He is not telling the truth. :-)  See his very own MIPS-HOWTO,
cross-compile section :

Also, you can take a look of the rpm spec files for the toolchains I put
on  So far all my usrland stuff are
cross-compiled - I don't have the luxury of a desktop MIPS with 1.6GB


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