On Tue, Mar 19, 2002 at 02:55:22PM -0800, David Christensen wrote:
> As an aside, is anybody using a VMware virtual machine for their
> development host?
While it can be done there is not much point in doing so unless you hate
> > and native compile for apps.
> OK that sounds like a safe bet.
Which is the primary reason for native compiles.
> >> 3. What is the preferred toolchain...
> > This is what we use for cross Kernel compiles (toolchain from oss):
> > /home/hartvige> gcc -v
> > Reading specs from /usr/lib/gcc-lib/i386-redhat-linux/2.96/specs
> > gcc version 2.96 20000731 (Red Hat Linux 7.1 2.96-85)
> Hmmm. That looks like a native i386 compiler. I'm surprised its not
> something like "mips-elf-gcc".
Yes, that's his native compiler. mips-elf-gcc however should not be used,
there are subtle differences between the various ELF/MIPS targets that
would turn your life into hell ...
> I'll assume the cross-compile toolchain was built per
> http://oss.sgi.com/mips/mips-howto.html section 10.
That's roughly the procedure, though the procedure described is not 100%
suitable for the recommended compiler version. So I recommend downloading
the binary rpms.
> Leo Przybylski <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Well, all Linux/MIPS stuff on on oss.sgi.com is maintained largely by
> > Ralf Baechle who is also contributor to numerous Linux/MIPS projects
> > on sourceforge. As far as I know he is also a huge part of the
> > sourceforge Linux/MIPS. You may have noticed that Bradley D. LaRonde
> > is also a huge contributor.
No. I don't touch or follow the Sourceforge project at all.