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Re: cross-build-essential

On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:47:48 +0100, Wookey <wookey@wookware.org> wrote:
> +++ Svante Signell [2012-06-28 11:43 +0200]:
> > The situation is even more complicated if compiling for different OSes:
> > Like as host (build) Linux:i386 and guest (target) kFreeBSD:amd64 or
> > Hurd:i386. Any plans to support such combinations with
> > cross-build-essential?
> Multiarch should support this and dpkg-architecture already does. So
> if someone wants to maintain toolchains to do this then adding an
> entry to cross-build-essential is easy. (We didn't put everything
> possible supported by dpkg in, because that would be 271 packages :-)
> Does it actually need a conventional cross-toolchain or is it like the
> amd64/i386 case where a chroot and a personality is all that is needed?
> I admit that I haven't thought about the issues for this particular
> case in any detail. Is there actually a demand for being able to do
> this? 

Perhaps for MinGW-w64...



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