On Fri, Sep 16, 2005 at 09:48:34AM -0400, Stephen P. Becker wrote:
> >I put openwrt
> >on it and chrooted into a
> >tarball, with the idea of changing the profile and rebuiling.
> Ok, stop right here. Do you realize how little memory this device has?
> You would be lucky to even be able to build some of the more simple
> programs without some sort of ICE or out of memory error.
I have 256MB of swap enabled - it shouldn't be a problem.
> That is not even close to the correct profile for uclibc. You really
> want /usr/portage/profiles/uclibc/mips
Well, I want to switch to glibc, but I couldn't get any mips3 or mips4
stages running (I think they are the wrong endian-ness). So I thought
the correct thing to was grab a stage1 and change the profile.
Am I going about this the wrong way? I am fairly new to gentoo.
> Uhhh...you realize you can't install glibc on a uclibc userland, right?
> This is from selecting the wrong profile, aside from the fact that
> glibc even doesn't have a snowballs chance in hell of building on such a
> >any ideas? I see the mips project website was just updated today, and I
> >just realized last night that the cobalt images are little endian (the
> >asus wl500g is little endian), so I'll try chrooting into one of those
> >images next.
> That is an even worse idea. The cobalt stages are optimized for
> -march=mips4, which probably won't run on that cpu. Not only that, but
> they are glibc based, which is way too heavy to run on a wl500g
> The moral of this story is, a broadcom based router is not good for
> using gentoo in the capacity you are trying to. What you *really* want
> to do is emerge crossdev on a nice fast box, use that to build a
> crosstoolchain, and cross-compile a custom userland to run on your router.
Hmm, that sounds more like what I want to do. What I really want is a
stage1-mips1-2005.1.tar.bz2, but that doesn't exist. Can I use crossdev
to accomplish that?
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