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Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development

To: "Kevin D. Kissell" <>
Subject: Re: Dumb Question on Cross-Development
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Mon, 2 Apr 2001 23:48:50 +0200
Cc: Ralf Baechle <>, "MIPS/Linux List (SGI)" <>
In-reply-to: <00fa01c0bbaa$0bd7cb60$0deca8c0@Ulysses>; from on Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 09:20:44PM +0200
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On Mon, Apr 02, 2001 at 09:20:44PM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:

> "Let them eat cake".  My Athlon is an order of magnitude
> faster than my 4Kc, and several times faster than my
> Algor/R5260.  It also has much more memory and a
> CD-RW unit for backup, unlike my MIPS boxes.  As
> MIPS/Linux becomes more an embedded platform
> and less an SGI/DEC legacy platform, people are in
> general not going to put up with being forced to buy
> old Indy's to do their target application work!

In not so far future their will be an complete distribution for both
endianesses available (and even kept up to date) containing everything
you need. Debian even now has cross-binutils available for mipsel and
just a couple of mails would be required to come with cross-binutils for
mips too. Compiling a cross-compiler from the debian gcc source package
is described somewhere (Just a matter of a single line imho)

Cross-compilation is IMHO so broken when it comes to userspace
than noone really thinking of having something reusable would
consider this. It all ends beeing a really ugly hack.

Florian Lohoff                     +49-5201-669912
     Why is it called "common sense" when nobody seems to have any?

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