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Re: Updates on RedHat 7.1/mips

To: "H . J . Lu" <>
Subject: Re: Updates on RedHat 7.1/mips
From: Ilya Volynets <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jul 2001 13:09:00 -0700
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On Tuesday 17 July 2001 12:57, H . J . Lu wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 12:50:27PM -0700, Daniel Jacobowitz wrote:
> > > Perl has to be built natively. I uploaded mysql-3.23.36-1.1.src.rpm,
> > > perl-5.6.0-12.1.src.rpm, apache-1.3.19-5.src.rpm,
> > > mod_perl-1.24_01-2.src.rpm, tcsh-6.10-5.src.rpm and
> > > zsh-3.0.8-8.src.rpm. Just installed my RedHat 7.1. Then you can build
> > > perl yourself. You may need to build/install the tcsh rpm first.
> >
> > It's not yet available for MIPS (later this week), but MontaVista
> > Journeyman contains the patches to cross-compile Perl.  It's not pretty,
> > though.
> That is a reason why I didn't bother with cross-compile Perl :-). The
> next thing on my todo list is to cross compile XFree86 :-(.
If you can get cross-compiling full XFree86, you'll be a hero of all times.
It shouldn't be hard to get it with KDriveArchitecture & TinyX enabled.

I was working on it a while ago, and here are few pointers:
Some tools have to be run natively (i.e. xkbcomp), but also need to
be installed on target. I din't find a rule that does both. I think new
rule is needed.

gcc-3.0 crashes when compiling some parts of Xserver and Xlib,
with very obscure bug. Minimal test case I came up with is
~45(!) lines long. Keith filed report to gcc team on my behalf,
but there seems to be no responce. I do not know if your
gcc has same problem, but someone mentioned similar problem
with 2.9x.y series on this list not so long ago.

Hmm... I can't remember any other interesting things at this moment, but if I
will, I'll follow up...

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