Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: "Alexander Færøy" <ahf@××××.dk>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-mips] Status of Gentoo/MIPS developers
Date: Sun, 10 Jan 2010 14:00:29
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-mips] Status of Gentoo/MIPS developers by Dirk Tilger
On Sat, Jan 09, 2010 at 08:10:58PM +0400, Dirk Tilger wrote:
> If it's about using Gentoo on your O2, you could look for any Linux > distribution to give you a solid ground and then use gentoo-prefix in > your daily activities. That would even work if you had IRIX on the box, > but is most likely equally experimental as having Gentoo on it.
Why on earth would anyone want to do that? That is perhaps the most silly solution to an issue that has ever been suggested on this list.
> What might help: Using gentoo-embedded one could emerge a cross > compilation toolchain on a decent compilation machine of any > architecture (sys-devel/crossdev). Then you export that compiler using > sys-devel/distcc and make it available on your slow Gentoo/MIPS box.
Except that some important packages are a pain in the arse to cross-compile. -- Alexander Færøy