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Re: Cross compiling RPMs

To: Mike McDonald <>
Subject: Re: Cross compiling RPMs
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 2001 04:10:26 -0800
Cc: Karel van Houten <>,
In-reply-to: <>; from on Sat, Jan 27, 2001 at 02:57:24PM -0800
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On Sat, Jan 27, 2001 at 02:57:24PM -0800, Mike McDonald wrote:

>   I was thinking of what the MINIMUM set of RPMs you needed installed
> so you could bootstrap a system up from sources, not what's the
> minimum needed to recompile any arbitrary RPM.

Really depends on what you want to do.  Many packages detect other packages
or features of other packages.  This builds a big evil network of
dependencies which make bootstrapping somewhat hard.  It's a good idea to
start with an as complete installation as possible.

>   With less than 150 files installed in a root file system, I can
> install the bin-utils, gcc, make, and glibc RPMs. From there, I should
> be able to begin cross compiling the other basic RPMs for a system.
> That's my ultimate goal.


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