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Re: Cross compiling RPMs

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: Cross compiling RPMs
From: "Maciej W. Rozycki" <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 16:57:08 +0100 (MET)
Cc: Florian Lohoff <>, Pete Popov <>,
In-reply-to: <>
Organization: Technical University of Gdansk
On Sat, 27 Jan 2001, Ralf Baechle wrote:

> >  Yep, native builds are more likely to get correct as that's what most
> > developers out there check (there are actually developers who never heard
> > of something like a cross-compilation, sigh...).  But not everyone can
> > afford a week to build glibc or X11... 
> Sounds like DECstation results.  Building all the Redhat 7.0 packages which
> are on oss + some others which could build for MIPS but don't for some
> reason to the point where the build fails takes approx 40h on an Origin 200
> with 2 180MHz R10000 processors and 1.5gb RAM.

 It's mostly RAM-dependent.  A machine with about 4 MB of memory will suck
for compilation regardless of the CPU type.  If you have a decent native
system, why to bother with cross-compiling? 

+  Maciej W. Rozycki, Technical University of Gdansk, Poland   +
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