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Re: porting arcboot

To: Andrew Clausen <>
Subject: Re: porting arcboot
From: Florian Lohoff <>
Date: Tue, 11 Feb 2003 23:46:22 +0100
Cc: Guido Guenther <>, Linux-MIPS <>
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On Tue, Feb 11, 2003 at 09:39:55AM +1100, Andrew Clausen wrote:
> e2fsprogs looks like it resists cross-compiling also :(
> So, the obstacles are:
>  * e2fsprogs uses libc headers quite extensively, but there is no
> glibc available for mips64 (right?).  It also seems to make quite a
> few libc calls?  (How are you planning to deal with that?  Link
> against it statically?  What about syscalls?)
>  * e2fsprogs doesn't use autoconf/automake "properly".  It doesn't seem
> to support cross-compiling.  Adding cross-compile support looks
> somewhat non-trivial, since it builds it's own tools to compile itself.
> (A fancy sed replacement, for some reason?)
>  * there is no toolchain to build e2fsprogs on mips64 cleanly... need
> to do that objcopy business.  This means hacking the build process?

You dont need e2fsprogs - Just certain parts of the libe2fs which itself
just uses some very basic libc functions like malloc/free/str* which
we all have within arcboot. So you simple need to cross-compile the

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