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To: Mark Gordon <mark.gt@...>
From: Zach Welch <zwelch@g.o>
Subject: Re: Cross-compiler - cross compilation to other *nix variants
Date: Wed, 19 Mar 2003 19:33:48 -0800
Mark Gordon wrote:
> Looking in bugzilla I see that people are working on cross-compiling to
> Linux on other processors and mingw for Windows. Is anyone looking at
> cross-compiling to other unix variants? I'm particularly interested in
> targeting AIX and SCO.
> 
>>From a brief look, I think the method would be:
> 1) Copy the libraries and headers from the target OS into appropriate
> directories on the host. Possibly an ebuild that tells you how to create
> suitable tarballs on the target, like the Sun-java ebuild tells you to
> download the tarball?
> 
> 2) Build cross versions of binutils & gcc using the cross ebuilds
> currently under development.
> 
> If this sounds about right, I should be able to steal the odd hour of
> company time here and there to work on it, now that my desktop in the
> office runs Gentoo.

For those that would like to follow the cross-compiling efforts, visit 
the following URLs, or come hunt us down on irc.freenode.net in 
#gentoo-arm or #gentoo-embedded.  We'll be looking to find experienced 
cross-compiler testers soon, so stay tuned.

http://cvs.gentoo.org/~zwelch/
http://cvs.gentoo.org/~aiken/

Cheers,

Zach Welch
Gentoo ARM Developer
Superlucidity Services


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