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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: Tue, 3 Apr 2001 00:30:59 +0200
Cc: "MIPS/Linux List (SGI)" <>
In-reply-to: <017801c0bbc3$78c706a0$0deca8c0@Ulysses>; from on Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 12:22:48AM +0200
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On Tue, Apr 03, 2001 at 12:22:48AM +0200, Kevin D. Kissell wrote:
> I'm not sure exactly what you mean here.  That no one would
> consider using your Debian cross environment?  That no one

I am not building cross, i am not building the debian cross
toolchain. Just for completeness.

> would consider doing cross-development?   What part of it 
> seems to you to be a show-stopper?

A major problem get the thing in which the configure try to 
begin to build executables and guess on the behaviour of the
OS to run on. This ends to be a hack and reminds me on
"pre gnu configure" times where one had to deal
with hundrets of "config.h" or "os.h" files. 

If you are going to use anything like a package format
might it be "rpm" or "deb" the dependencies tend to be
utterly broken as the dependcies are guessed by stuff like
"ldd" output and friends.

If you have a 90Meg source tarball and build a 4Meg Ramdisk
for a Nino out of it. Fine. 

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

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