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Re: Cross compiling RPMs

To: Mike McDonald <>
Subject: Re: Cross compiling RPMs
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 16:23:36 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>,
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Mike McDonald wrote:

>   I want to do just the opposite. I want to start with the minimum set
> of installed binaries and build a complete binary distribution from
> its sources. (That means finding the root of the dependency graph and
> starting there, assuming there actually is one. It isn't necessarily a
> single rpm. People like to make circular dependancies!)

 If you have another working Linux system, you may see what I have at  I built my mipsel-linux (not complete
yet, e.g. no perl nor X11) system from scratch, i.e. having no MIPS
binaries at all using my i386-linux build system.  All RPM packages have
spec files with explicit "BuildRequires"  dependencies -- you may find
from these what else is needed to build a particular package.

 Only for binutils, gcc and glibc you would need: autoconf, automake,
bash, binutils, bzip2, diffutils, fileutils, findutils, flex, gawk, gcc,
gettext, glibc, grep, gzip, m4, make, patch, perl, rpm, sed, sh-utils,
texinfo, textutils.  You may need additional software to compile some of
these. ;-)

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
+        e-mail:, PGP key available        +

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