Re: Why are we cross-compiling Debian?
On Thursday, Nov 30, 2006, Neil Williams writes:
>OK, this is a radical thought - one of those light bulb moments and the
>light may actually be from an oncoming train but - why are we
>cross-compiling binaries that are already available as native binaries?
Because 'native' isn't always 'native'. For instance, I once worked on
a mips chip that was little endian and had no FPU, so building for it
meant using the '--no-fpu' flag. Simiarly Debian's ARM binaries are
one endian (I forget which) but I know other-endian ARM cpus exist.
I don't expect the main debian project to ever handle all these options.