Gentoo Archives: gentoo-mips

From: Tomasz Chmielewski <mangoo@××××.org>
To: gentoo-mips@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-mips] is gentoo-mips right for me?
Date: Sun, 25 Dec 2005 14:58:56
1 I was wondering if gentoo-mips is a right distribution/tool for me.
3 Here's the summary what I have and what I want to achieve.
5 I am interested in porting apps for wrt54 and similar hardware (they
6 have Broadcom CPUs). When I connect a 2 GB usb-stick to such a device
7 (i.e., to ASUS WL-500g Deluxe or to any other device listed on
8, a small router could turn into
9 a really useful, rock-stable (no moving parts like hard-disk, fan etc.),
10 cheap, small, quiet, multi-purpose device (domain controller, print
11 server, web server etc.).
13 As compiling software on these devices directly isn't really a good
14 idea, at first I thought I'd just cross-compile the software.
15 However, very often, cross-compiling is not that easy (sometimes
16 involves lots of patching, which in my case turned out to be duplicating
17 someone's job).
19 So I searched the web a bit, and came to a conclusion:
21 I have to run gentoo-mips in qemu on my x86 hardware, compile/port apps
22 there, strip the binaries, and move them to these tiny routers.
24 Is my thinking correct?
26 Will such compiled software compiled on gentoo-mips run on
27 Broadcom-based routers?
29 Or maybe I just should give up this idea, as it's totally wrong from the
30 beginning?
32 I could check it myself, but as I failed to run the gentoo-mips livecd
33 in quemu, I'd like to know if I'm doing something reasonable before I
34 invest some time in running gentoo-mips on qemu.
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38 Tomek
40 WPKG - software management with Samba
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Re: [gentoo-mips] is gentoo-mips right for me? "Stephen P. Becker" <geoman@g.o>