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RE: gcc, binutils, libc, gdb for Amtel AVR microcontrollers

I'm happy to hear this.  Personally, I'd like to see a hybrid approach,
where a 'short list' of common targets are generated, but the mechanism 
is there for developers to build whichever ones they want from a 
'long list'.

I'd be happy to see the 'short list' targets in the Debian release, but
as long as I can generate anything from the 'long list' from the source
I'd be as happy as a pig in s*it.

Personally, I'm leaning towards making the 'long list' available from the
embedded Debian site.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Christopher C. Chimelis [mailto:chris@debian.org]
> Sent: Thursday, September 21, 2000 2:57 PM
> To: hakan@debian.org; e96har@efd.lth.se
> Cc: Frank Smith; gcc@packages.debian.org; chris@beezer.med.miami.edu;
> debian-devel@lists.debian.org
> Subject: Re: gcc, binutils, libc, gdb for Amtel AVR microcontrollers
> On Thu, 21 Sep 2000, Hakan Ardo wrote:
> > Yes, that is right, but since not all maintainers are active enough to
> > accept this kind of patches that's alwas at least possible.
> True...toolchain package maintainers tend to be quite active, though :-)
> > Well, for the binutil case the target code is already in the upstream
> > version. All the patch do in that case is to fix up the debian files to have
> > the pkg build several bunitils packages for the diffrent acrhitectures.
> Ok, great.   I'm actually about to start work on a binutils-cross
> package.  I'm still not sure if I want to generate cross-compilers for
> just about every port that we support (which would take forever to
> build) or make it so that the developer compiling it can select the target
> easily and build a cross-assembler from there.  I'll decide soon, but
> suggestions are welcome.  So far, I'm leaning towards generating
> cross-assemblers for the embedded targets that we're starting to support
> (AVR, SuperH, etc).
> C

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