Re: Pushing binary toolchains in Debian?
> Indeed. And emdebian.org also 'maintains' (for some quite low value of
> maintian) an aptable repository of current toolchains here:
> deb http://www.emdebian.org/emdebian-tools/stable/ ./
> deb http://www.emdebian.org/emdebian-tools/unstable/ ./
> The stable ones are the trusty old 2.95-vintage packages which still work
> fine but are too outdated for some things these days.
> The unstable ones are essentially the same as Nikitas.
> The web-page needs updating to point out that these exist.
> I've just tried using them and found that the unstable ones are no longer
> installable on unstable due to arguments about version of gcc3.4-base.
> I'm just fixing that now.
> The idea is to keep a set of pre-built binaries that are in-sync with
> Debian so people can just apt-get them.
Now when sarge is released, we may expect that at least some developers will
use it - at least for some time :).
So it looks to be a good idea to build sarge versions of binutils and gcc
for all targets. I've already done that for binutils and gcc-3.3, gcc-3.4
will follow soon.
Currently, my sarge repository
deb http://zigzag.lvk.cs.msu.su/~nikita/debian sarge/
contains [all binaries are for x86]
- cross-binutils 2.15-6 for all debian targets
- cross-gcc-3.3 3.3.5-13 for all debian targets
- sarge libc6 and related libs dpkg-cross'ed for all targets, needed for a
basic cross-compile environment; also several additional libs needed to
These are intended to be installed on sarge.
gcc-3.4 3.4.3-13 is not ready yet; I'm working on it now.
I think that this should be copied to emdebian.org
Sid/ part of repository (snapshot of which looks to be copied to
http://www.emdebian.org/emdebian-tools/unstable/), is currently completely
out-of-date, I will do something with it later.