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Re: Cross-compiling using plain .deb's?

On Tue, 24 Aug 1999, Marcus Brinkmann wrote:

> On Mon, Aug 23, 1999 at 10:29:34PM +0200, Pontus Lidman wrote:
> > Hello again,
> > 
> > To get X working (and to play with the source :)) I need to recompile
> > gnumach & the HURD, so I'm trying to set up a cross-development
> > environment on my linux box. 
> Are you sure you want to cross compile? What for? X compiles fine natively.
> I had no crash compiling three days and nights through.
> Same goes for gnumach and hurd, although make install can have some problems
> under the Hurd (debugging them would be a good thing).

The reason I want to cross-compile is that my machine dual boots
HURD/Linux, so when I'm in HURD, I have to deal with the monochrome 80x24
mach terminal, lack of xemacs, my HURD is on an agonizingly slow disk etc,
lots of little frustrations. Thanks for your advice, I'll try it out.

A point of clarification; I plan to use the X binaries so what I'm
actually trying to cross-compile is gnumach and the HURD itself, it seems
the HURD needs a patch to get X working.



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