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Re: [PATCH] fix mips/Makefile to support CROSS_COMPILE from environment

To: Ralf Baechle <>
Subject: Re: [PATCH] fix mips/Makefile to support CROSS_COMPILE from environment var
From: Tom Rini <>
Date: Thu, 4 May 2006 16:14:32 -0700
Cc: Thiemo Seufer <>, Tim Bird <>,
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On Fri, May 05, 2006 at 12:06:47AM +0100, Ralf Baechle wrote:
> On Thu, May 04, 2006 at 02:04:49PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> > Let me ask a stupid question.  With all of the ways to otherwise do a
> > cross compile, why a config option on MIPS?  ARM*/SH*, which are at
> > least as likely to not be native-compiled, don't do that.  Just
> > something I've always wondered, really.
> Having such information in an environment variable is imho terribly
> inelegant, having to pass it on the command line for each make invocation
> is terrible abuse for the fingertips so I went for this option which makes
> the makefile pick the right prefix.

I don't suppose you'd be willing to front pushing that to the rest of
the world then, would you?  Inconsistency is more of a problem for me
than changing any of my scripts to use something else :)

Tom Rini

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