Re: GCC cross-compilation
Hamish Moffatt wrote:
> It occurred to
> me that since most of the Debian packages
> are also available for m68k and also
> Sparc and Alpha now, the develops are probably
> using cross-compilation, rather than actually
> owning all these machines.
Nope. What happens is most (single-cpu) developers upload the source
and binaries for one architecture. Then helpful and nice developers who
own other machines upload binaries for their cpu, built from the source.
> Is there a package
> for eg the m68k cross compiler? I couldn't
> find one with the package search on www.debian.org.
I don't think so. At least, not one I built.
> Thinking about it, it would seem possible
> to have a gcc-core package which would
> include the gcc binary itself for
There really isn't a "core" gcc package, just the native version. gcc
cross compilers wouldn't need any other gcc packages to be useful.
> Is this plausible and/or useful?
Plausible. Would anybody else consider this useful?
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