[rescue] Bigger Iron at Home (was: SNMP, Baby!)

Sheldon T. Hall shel at cmhcsys.com
Wed Nov 12 09:46:58 CST 2003

Jochen Kunz sez ...
> On 2003.11.11 23:58 Sheldon T. Hall wrote:
> > Speaking of cross-compilers ... how can I set up a C/C++ compiler on
> > IRIX to compile Linux-oriented source and produce i386/Linux binaries?
> I don't know. When I do cross compiling I do it for and with NetBSD.
> cd /usr/src && ./build.sh -m hp700 tools
> is all I need to do to get a NetBSD-hppa cross toolchain.
> To do the same for Linux you need to setup a complete cross toolchain,
> prepare all the glibc stuff for cross compiling, do a lot of include
> path twisting so that allways the Linux/glibc stuff is used, ... fight
> with the autoconf scripts of the Linux-ware (I doubt that they are cross
> compile aware), ... Nothing you can do in a weekend. In practice all the
> source has to be cross compile proof. AFAIK it took months to make the
> NetBSD source cross compilable.

That doesn't sound like anything that would end up saving time.  As
irritating as a 30-minute build on a PC may be, the Challenge would have to
cut that to a 3-second build to make up for the set-up time, and that
doesn't seem likely.

Never mind!


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