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Re: cross toolchains and etch toolchain sources

Alexander Shishkin wrote:
> On 7/28/06, Eric Cooper <ecc@cmu.edu> wrote:
> >Are these cross-tools built from the regular source packages, with
> >different build parameters, or via the toolchain-source package?  (If
> >the former, is there a HOWTO somewhere?)
> No, those are built from source packages.
> And yes, there is a howto page: 
> http://www.emdebian.org/tools/crosstools.html
> It is somewhat dated, but you still get the idea.

FWIW, I made some mips/mipsel cross packages and put them at
http://people.debian.org/~ths/toolchain together with my build
script for it.

> >There was a recent question about toolchain-source on debian-devel,
> >for example.  If using the regular packages results in a better set of
> >cross-tools, perhaps toolchain-source should be deprecated somehow in
> >etch, or at least some README information added to that package?
> Yeap, there were several discussions regarding toolchain-source
> package. I think it was agreed that the package is no longer used and
> can be safely dropped.

Any reason why there's no removal request bug filed for it (against
the ftp.debian.org pseoudopackage)? At least I haven't found one.


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