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Re: Cross-compilers.


On Thu, 2006-08-03 at 09:30 +0800, David Woodhouse wrote:
On Wed, 2006-08-02 at 15:21 -0500, Clark Williams wrote:
We could generate x86, x86_64, and PPC hosted toolchains for
x86, x86_64 and PPC and then be able to build say PPC packages from an
x86_64 (the immediate benefactor would probably be the build system).
Cross-compilation of packages is never going to work reliably.

 Too many
people make the mistake of using autocrap, and don't handle
cross-compilation at all well.
You are dead wrong. auto*tools do handle cross compilation very well.
Many auto* based configuration work with cross-compilers OTB.

Also, ready availability of cross toolchains would greatly increase the ease of testing packages for other architectures. So over time packages might improve towards being buildable for different architectures.


camilo mesias co uk                                                 <--

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